With today morning, came the shocking news of Kobe Bryant’s demise in a tragic helicopter crash along with daughter Gianna and 9 others. Soon, his friends and family members including celebrities like Magic Johnson, Chrissy Teigen, Priyanka Chopra Jonas amongst others paid their tributes. Now, Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar has penned down a heartfelt note for the NBA legend.
Akshay took to his Twitter a while ago and shared his condolences for Kobe Bryant’s family members. Furthermore, he mentioned to how his niece remains to be one of the followers who’s been inspired by the legend and has been ambitious towards her dream of playing basketball ever since.
“Speechless, the world has lost a Legendary Athlete,R.I.P The #BlackMamba of Basketball, Kobe Bryant & his daughter,Gianna. What u have done for so many kids including my niece whom u inspired to play basketball every day of her childhood,may u both comfort each other in heaven,” wrote the Good Newwz actor.
Check out his tweet below:
Speechless,the world has lost a Legendary Athlete,R.I.P The #BlackMamba of Basketball, Kobe Bryant & his daughter,Gianna.
What u have done for so many kids including my niece whom u inspired to play basketball every day of her childhood,may u both comfort each other in heaven🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/qwQ8CffQ5F
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) January 27, 2020
Meanwhile, actress Priyanka Chopra too took to her Instagram account post the special Grammys tribute and paid her respects. She shared a string of photographs of the late basketball player along with Gianna and wrote, “Kobe Bryant was my first real introduction to the NBA. I was 13 living in Queens NYC, the same age as his sweet little girl, Gianna. He ignited my love for the sport, competition, and striving for excellence. He inspired an entire generation. His legacy is so much bigger than basketball. This heartbreaking accident also took the life of his young daughter, Gianna. I’m shook and so saddened. My heart goes out to Vanessa, Natalia, Bianka, and Capri Bryant. You are in my thoughts. Also sending my condolences to the loved ones of the other family and pilot in the accident. Being at tonight’s Grammys ceremony in his home at the Staples Center is going to be surreal. 💔 #RIP #KobeBryant #RIPMamba”