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Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Kobe Bryant
Tributes have flooded in for NBA star Kobe Byrant after he tragically died in a helicopter crash tonight.
Following the sad news, celebrities and sports stars from around the world have taken to social media to show their support for the former basketball player.
Famous friends and fans including actor Kevin Hart, UFC legend Dana White, singer Demi Lovato and former NBA champion Bill Russell have all issued their condolences to the Bryant family and their sympathies at the shock passing.
The 41-year-old is reported to have been travelling with eight others, with LA County Sheriffs Department confirming that there were no survivors.
Celebrities including actress Vanessa Hudgens and comedian Kevin Hart have also come out in support of the sad news, with many struggling to believe it.
A call for a downed helicopter went out at 10.01am, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Emergency services attended the scene and put out the fire.
The Los Angeles Lakers star won five championships with the team, often being compared to Michael Jordan.