Former US President, Barack Obama, has joined in NBA fans in expressing sadness over the death of Basketball legend, Kobe Bryant who with his daughter died in a helicopter crash on Sunday.
According to the report, all passengers were killed although investigation as to the cause of the crash is ongoing.
In his reaction, Obama tweeted: “Kobe was a legend on the court and just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act.
“To lose Gianna is even more heartbreaking to us as parents. Michelle and I send love and prayers to Vanessa and the entire Bryant family on an unthinkable day.”
KB is survived by his wife Vanessa, and their three daughters – Natalia, Bianca and their newborn Capri.
He won five NBA championships and the 2008 MVP Award with the Los Angeles Lakers.