World reacts with shock at the passing of Kobe Bryant
The world has reacted with shock at the sudden passing of retired basketball star Kobe Bryant.
He died today following a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.
Social media site Twitter reached its maximum capacity as people around the world logged in to get details of the crash.
Bryant's daughter Gianna was also killed in the incident.
Here are some of the reactions for world figures:
Reports are that basketball great Kobe Bryant and three others have been killed in a helicopter crash in California. That is terrible news! -@realDonaldTrump
Still can’t believe @kobebryant.
Nooooooooooo God please No! -
Downtown right now and nothing feels more unimportant than what we are doing today. This is absolutely terrible. Everyone is numb.
Rest in peace my beautiful brother. May love and peace surround the families of all involved. Sooo sad.
Like everyone, I’m stunned and saddened by the news about Kobe Bryant. My heart is broken for his wife and family.
We can never forget how precious life is. How those who are special to you and never let them forget how deeply you love them.
"You've got to make every day count."
- Joe Biden, Former US Vice President
"God, how utterly heartbreaking."
I'm stuned. Words can't even come close to describing it. Just an incredibly sad and tragic day.
We have no words to express how shocked we are to hear of the tragic passing of one of the greatest sportsmen of all time and Rossonero fan, Kobe Bryant. All our thoughts are with the families of those affected by this tragic accident. You will forever be missed, Kobe.
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