Kobe Bryant Dead: Barack Obama Pays Heartfelt Tribute To Basketball Legend

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Basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna passed away on Sunday night after they were involved in a helicopter crash. Barack Obama pays tribute.

Written By Sujay Chakraborty | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant passed away on Sunday night (Monday IST) after the helicopter he was travelling in, crashed in Calabasas, west of Los Angeles. The 41-year-old was reportedly travelling to the Mamba Sports Academy along with his daughter Gianna Bryant and 8 others which included the pilot. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva confirmed that the helicopter crashed and burst into flames amid foggy conditions in the hills above Calabasas. None of the 9 people on board survived the crash. Former US President Barack Obama expressed his grief with the news and sent condolences to entire Bryant family.

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Kobe Bryant's sudden passing away has sent shock waves across the global community with messages and tributes flooding on social media. Former US President Barack Obama took to Twitter to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna. Obama hailed Bryant's legendary career in the NBA stating he believed Bryant had much more to the game. 

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Barack Obama pays tribute to Kobe Bryant

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