A father of four daughters — one of whom, 13-year-old Gianna, was also reportedly on board the fatal flight, along with her teammate and another parent — and winner of a Best Animated Short Oscar in 2018, Bryant’s death has sent shockwaves across the world, with stars like Cardi B, Ellen DeGeneres, Drake and Idris Elba sharing their tributes and messages of grief and shock. President Donald Trump, meanwhile, called reports of the athlete’s death “terrible news.”
On Saturday, Bryant sent his last social media message, congratulating LeBron James for surpassing him and becoming third on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.
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