‘Farewell’: PH celebs mourn death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 27 2020 07:50 AM | Updated as of Jan 27 2020 07:51 AM

MANILA—Local celebrities expressed grief over the death of basketball legend Kobe Bryant, 41.

Bryant who played for the Los Angeles Lakers for 20 years, died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on Sunday (US time). His daughter, Gianna, 13, also died in the crash.

Anne Curtis, Gary Valenciano, Ruffa Gutierrez, Arnel Pineda and other Filipino celebrities took to social media to express their shock over the news.

Anne Curtis

Jaya

Zsa Zsa Padilla

Bianca Gonzalez

Ruffa Gutierrez

John Prats

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rest in peace @kobebryant and Gigi Bryant🙏🏼😥💔

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Derek Ramsay

Jackie Forster

Gary Valenciano

Teddy Corpuz

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

RIP Mamba 💔💔💔😔😔😔

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Donny Pangilinan

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rest in peace legend. This doesnt feel real. My heart. 💔😭

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Carol Banawa

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

#kobe 😔🖤💔 #ripkobebryant #ripgianna 😔

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Arlene Muhlach

Jason Abalos

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

We lost a legend. RIP

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Arnel Pineda

Adrian Alandy

Ogie Alcasid

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I am still in shock. As an nba fan, Kobe was just one of those players that inspired millions. Rest in peace Mr Bryant and his lovely daughter Gianna. #Repost @nba ・・・ NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued the following statement today regarding the passing of Kobe Bryant: “The NBA family is devastated by the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna. “For 20 seasons, Kobe showed us what is possible when remarkable talent blends with an absolute devotion to winning. He was one of the most extraordinary players in the history of our game with accomplishments that are legendary: five NBA championships, an NBA MVP award, 18 NBA All-Star selections, and two Olympic gold medals. But he will be remembered most for inspiring people around the world to pick up a basketball and compete to the very best of their ability. He was generous with the wisdom he acquired and saw it as his mission to share it with future generations of players, taking special delight in passing down his love of the game to Gianna. “We send our heartfelt condolences to his wife, Vanessa, and their family, the Lakers organization and the entire sports world.”

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Arron Villaflor

KC Concepcion