As we prepare for Super Bowl LIV, we mourn the death of Kobe Bryant, basketball superstar, dies at 41. Kobe reportedly crashed in his private helicopter in Los Angeles. Kobe is survived by his wife Vanessa Bryant and four children: Natalia Diamante Bryant, Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, Bianka Bella Bryant, Capri Kobe Bryant.
In his last Instagram post, he encourages Lebron James to keep growing the game and charting the path for the next.
Our prayers are with his family and may his soul rest in peace.
Update: According to TMZ Kobe’s daughter Gianna Maria was also on board the helicopter and died in the crash.