Kobe Bryant has been remembered around the world.
On Sunday Bryant was involved in a helicopter crash that took his, and his daughter’s life.
He was one of the world’s best basketball players, playing for the LA Lakers.
Thousands have been paying tribute to Kobe and his family on social media, including US President Donald Trump, former president Barack Obama and other sports stars,
Kobe was travelling to a girls’ basketball game with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others when the crashed happened in the state of California.
Although no one on the ground was hurt, no one in the helicopter survived.
Officials are now investigating the crash to find out what caused it.
Who was Kobe Bryant?
Kobe is considered to be one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
For twenty years he played for the LA Lakers. He helped the Lakers win the National Basketball Association (NBA) championships five times.
He also took part in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, where the US basketball team won gold both times.
The player retired in 2016, and in 2018 he won an Oscar for a short animation which was based on a letter he wrote called ‘Dear Basketball’. Kobe’s daughter, Gianna, was passionate about basketball and had hoped to have a career as a player in the future too