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14+ Celebrities Who Are Grieving The Sudden Loss Of Kobe Bryant

The heartbreaking news of the helicopter crash that killed NBA legend, Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others yesterday, sent shockwaves over the world.

In the wake of this tragedy, celebrities are taking to social media to pay tribute and share their condolences.

Alicia Keys.

Last night's Grammy Awards paid their respects to Kobe and his daughter by opening the show with Alicia Keys and Boyz II Men singing “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday" in his honor.

After the show, Alicia shared this to Instagram. "Tonight was tough but we made it through," she wrote. "Life is too short and unexpected. Kobe and Gianna lifted us up tonight."

Jada Pinkett Smith.

"Life is so fragile. This is the kind of loss that makes you deeply reflective. My prayers to Vanessa, her children and all of those who love Kobe and Gigi," Jada wrote on Instagram along with this photo of Kobe and his daughter.

"This is a hard one. My heart is broken and bleeding everywhere today. This tragedy happened only a few miles from where I am. It’s heavy and it’s painful."


Along with several other photos of Kobe in his Instagram story, Drake also shared this photo that reads "Farewell Mamba".

"It can’t be," he captioned the post.

Cardi B.

Cardi paid her respects after the Grammys by sharing this photo of Kobe posing with his wife, Vanessa and their three daughters.

"Unbelievable," she wrote.

Kim Kardashian.

"My heart is so heavy. No one should ever experience what the families involved are going through," Kim wrote.

"This has affected us all so much but I cannot begin to imagine what Vanessa is feeling losing her husband and her baby girl. I cry just thinking about it. I am praying for the Bryant family, the Altobelli family and the families of all who perished in this unthinkable tragedy. Rest In Peace Legend"

Justin Bieber.

"It can't be. You always encouraged me mamba," Justin wrote alongside this throwback photo of him and Kobe. "Gave me some of the best quotes that we smile about to this day.! Love you man!"

Jennifer Lopez.

Jennifer shared a series of photos of Kobe with his family, writing: "We are all feeling sadness from this loss, but all I can think of is that it is a grain of sand compared to what Vanessa must going through right now."

"I am sending all of my love and praying for you, your children and the other families involved in today’s tragic turn of events. The most unfair thing in life is to lose a child and husband on the same day. Vanessa, I pray for your strength and that God guides you each step of the way through this unimaginable heartbreak."

Chris Brown.

Chris Brown honored Kobe by sharing this photo of the two of them greeting each other courtside at a Lakers game.

"DEVASTATED!!," Chris wrote. "RIP KING".

Snoop Dogg.

Snoop Dogg shared several individual posts dedicated to Kobe, one of which was this video.

"Love is love how much I loved this man I'm so glad he knew," he wrote.

Jamie Foxx.

"Just can’t take this one," Jamie wrote. "Sending up prayers to your beautiful family. This hurt is for a lifetime... @kobebryant you will be missed for eternity. REST IN POWER".

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.

While Dwayne is still grieving the sudden and unexpected loss of his own father, he shared this beautiful photo of Kobe and Gianna smiling together.

He simply captioned the post, "Love is forever."

Steph Curry.

Fellow NBA star in his own right, Step Curry, shared this photo of he and Kobe hugging, with the caption: "A lot of questions right now. Our faith is being tested...but all I can say is thank you. May you and Gianna rest easy!"

Vin Diesel.

"Heavy heart today... to the family, please know how much he impacted all of our lives and will live on in our hearts," Vin wrote. "Sending the deepest of condolences to all involved. Our prayers... for the family of this true hero."


"I don’t know what to do with this please God make this stop please God!!!!!! To all of my prayer warriors please write OUT and make it as long as needed pray for Kobe’s wife and his family..... And everyone’s family that was lost today......," Tyrese wrote.

"41 man of God, husband, father and earth shifter [ Cover his family in prayer please below ] prayer warriors go ALL OUT cause we all need to hear from the lord right now right now right now!!!!!!!!"

Kevin Hart.

"This honestly doesn’t make sense....I just saw you man," Kevin wrote.

"This hurts my heart. God please place your hands on his family and help guide them thru this unbearable time. We love you forever man...Legends never die!!!! #MambaMentality #RIP.... RIP to the other passengers as well as sending prayers to their families."