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Jonah Hill shares heartbreaking message about Kobe and his brother with viral picture

Callum Jones

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Jonah Hill shares heartbreaking message about Kobe and his brother with viral picture

Jonah Hill's Instagram post following the death of the late professional basketball player Kobe Bryant has resurfaced on social media in recent days as the 21 Jump Street actor closed his Instagram account.

Bryant died in 2020 after being involved in a fatal helicopter accident, something which also took the life of his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and the seven others on board.

Hill released the post shortly after Bryant's tragic death, and also paid tribute to his brother, Jordan Feldstein, who sadly died in 2017.

The 40-year-old Maroon 5 manager died due to a sudden blood clot which blocked an artery in his lungs.

Hill's Instagram post included what he said was an 'on purpose, very awkward photo' of the himself with Bryant at a Los Angeles Lakers basketball match.

There was also a photo of the two brothers courtside, a picture that has been 'memed' on many occasions since its release.

Hill included a heart breaking message with the post, with him writing: "It's favourite memory with my brother. I'm sitting between Kobe and my brother and now they are both gone."

He continued: "I have been staring at this picture in disbelief sadness and joy.

"It's my favourite picture and I think it represents for me, all of the hard and amazing things in life and how fleeting they are."

The resurfaced Instagram post has over 100,000 likes and over 10,000 retweets (and counting) on the memory lane Twitter account.

Hill has been quite honest on why he has decided to close his Instagram account on the eve of his upcoming documentary, Stutz.

In a statement to Deadline, the actor said ongoing mental health problems were a deciding factor: "I have come to the understanding that I have spent nearly 20 years experiencing anxiety attacks, which are exacerbated by media appearances and public-facing events,

The photo of Jonah Hill and his brother, Jordan Feldstein, at the Los Angeles Lakers basketball match. Credit: Getty Images
The photo of Jonah Hill and his brother, Jordan Feldstein, at the Los Angeles Lakers basketball match. Credit: Getty Images

"If I made myself sicker by going out there and promoting it, I wouldn't be acting true to myself or to the film."

Hill continued: "With this letter and with Stutz, I'm hoping to make it more normal for people to talk and act on this stuff. So they can take steps towards feeling better and so that the people in their lives might understand their issues more clearly."

Hill has been away from the public scene for some time now as his last public appearance was on a red carpet to promote dark comedy Don't Look Up in December 2021.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@bitchiwas999/Getty Images

Topics: Celebrity, Jonah Hill, US News

Callum Jones
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