Donald Trump has taken to Twitter following the tragic news that Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas.
The ex-Los Angeles Lakers superstar was involved in the incident on Sunday morning, according to reports.
Bryant was travelling with four other people on board his private chopper before a fire broke out.
The emergencies were quick to the scene but nobody has survived.
It’s thought Bryant's 13-year-old daughter, Gianna Maria Onore, was also travelling on the helicopter.
As news of the incident broke, Trump wrote on social media: “Reports are that basketball great Kobe Bryant and three others have been killed in a helicopter crash in California. That is terrible news!”
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Bryant spent his whole career with the Lakers.
In 20 years at the franchise he won five NBA championships before retiring in 2016.
The 18-time NBA All-Star was the first guard in NBA history to rack up at least 20 seasons.
England international and Manchester City winger Raheem Stering posted on social media: “Rest easy Legend.”
“Oh no. How awful. One of the greatest sportsmen of our lifetime. Utterly tragic,” posted Gary Lineker.
Former British heavyweight superstar Lennox Lewis simply tweeted “Heartbroken”.
“No this can‘t be true. R.I.P. King – we will miss you all! Prayers are with the family,” said Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng.
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