The world is mourning the passing of Kobe Bryant.

The legendary basketball star and father of four died in a tragic chopper crash together with his daughter Gianna and seven others.

Kobe was a loving and caring father to his children and on several occasions, he was branded ‘best father’ online after videos training his daughter and attending NBA matches went viral.

The bond between a father & a daughter is so unconditional. Undeniable & unbreakable, on earth and after! Light & love to Vanessa, Natalia, Capri & Bianka Bryant. Strength & protection to you all!
Light & love to Kobe & Gianna.. May they rest peacefully together

Kobe wanted his daughter to carry on his legacy as she showed a lot of interest in basketball. The two perished in the crash while on their way to Mamba Academy, the youth sports training facility founded by Kobe.

Gianna was set to play in a game that was scheduled for Sunday.

‘I can compare this loss to when I lost my son’ Lamar Odom mourns death of Kobe Bryant

During the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony that took place on Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, celebrities paid tribute to Kobe and Nipsey Hustle.

John Legend, DJ Khalid, Meek Mill and YG sang the song, Higher in an emotional performance.

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