Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Lara Dutta, Arjun Kapoor and other Bollywood celebrities have taken to social media to pay a tribute to NBA legend Kobe Bryant, who died on 26 January when a helicopter crashed and burst into flames in foggy conditions in suburban Los Angeles, killing all nine people on board. His 13-year-old daughter Gianna was also with him.
Ranveer Singh shared a photo of Kobe in action during a basketball match.
Arjun Kapoor took to Instagram to write, “Life is fickle, it all eventually feels kind of pointless. RIP. #kobebryant #blackmamba #24.”
Sharing a photo of her with the sportsman, Lara Dutta Bhupathi wrote that Bryant was ‘warm, funny and inclusive.’
Tamil actor Sidharth wrote on Twitter, “#kobebryant What a horrible tragedy. Transcendental sports legend. Gone too soon. Heartbreaking day.”
#KobeBryant— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) January 27, 2020
What a horrible tragedy. Transcendental sports legend. Gone too soon. Heartbreaking day.
Priyanka Chopra penned a long note for him. She took to Instagram to write that her first introduction to Kobe Bryant was when she was 13 and living in New York City.
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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
Anushka Sharma and Priety Zinta also took to Instagram to pen messages for him.