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Athletes, Politicians, Celebrities, and More Mourn Kobe Bryant on Social Media

A Los Angeles wall mural depicting Kobe in his Lakers uniform, covered with post-its with notes from mourners.
An improvised memorial for Kobe Bryant on Melrose Avenue. Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images

The death of Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash on Sunday morning has sent the world reeling, as people from all walks of life express shock and disbelief at the basketball legend’s unexpected and premature passing and paid tribute to his legacy. Here’s what some of Bryant’s colleagues, friends, and fans had to say about his untimely death.