Paul Stanley (KISS),David Coverdale (WHITESNAKE),Dino Cazares (FEAR FACTORY),Phil Labonte (ALL THAT REMAINS) and Chris Kael (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH) are among the rockers who have reacted to the death of basketball star Kobe Bryant. The NBA legend and his daughter were among five people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Sunday, it has been reported. Bryant was 41.
Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant were on their way to a travel basketball game with when the helicopter crashed. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, there were no survivors of the crash. The incident occurred before 10 a.m., and the fire made it difficult for firefighters and emergency personnel to get to the aircraft, according to the Los Angeles Times. An investigation is ongoing.
Bryant played for the Los Angeles Lakers for 20 years and is considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time. He won five NBA championships, was an 18-time All-Star, was the NBA's Most Valuable Player in the 2007-2008 season and is fourth on the NBA's all-time scoring list. He retired after the 2015-16 season, having spent his entire career with the Lakers. The franchise retired his No. 8 and No. 24 jersey numbers in December 2017.
THE NEWS BECOMES EVEN MORE HEART 💔 BREAKING.
Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter was also on board, Local 10 News has learned.
Posted by Frankie Banali on Sunday, January 26, 2020
Devastating news this morning. My thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to the entire Bryant family at this painful time.
Posted by Bret Michaels on Sunday, January 26, 2020
Shocked and devastated 😞 My heart breaks for the Bryant family! Rest In Peace Kobe and Gigi. Lord please be with his family 🙏🏻#ripkobe #gonetoosoon
Posted by Scott Stapp on Sunday, January 26, 2020