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Black Mamba, Legend... Sporting world, politicians, artists mourn the loss of Kobe Bryant

The news of Kobe Bryant's death sent shock waves across the globe, especially among the sporting community, politicians, artists and fans of the star.

Published: 27th January 2020 11:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th January 2020 02:01 PM   |  A+A-

A spectator in NBA legend Kobe Bryant jersey at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 27, 2020.

A spectator in NBA legend Kobe Bryant jersey at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 27, 2020. (Photo | AFP)

By Online Desk

Basketball icon Kobe Bryant died on Sunday when the helicopter he was travelling crashed and burst, killing all nine people on board including his teenage daughter.

The news of his death sent shock waves across the globe, especially among the sporting community, politicians, artists and fans of the star. Social media has been filled with obits and numerous posts in memory of the legend. 

Bryant, a five-time NBA champion and two-time Olympic gold medallist, is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players in history, an iconic figure who became one of the faces of his sport during a glittering two-decade career with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Here's how people reacted to the demise of the Lakers champion:

Kobe Bryant's final post on social media had been a tweet congratulating James on surpassing him.

(With inputs from AFP)



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