Yesterday we heard the sad news that basketball star, Kobe Bryant died yesterday in a helicopter accident in California.
His daughter, Gianna also sadly died in the crash as well as nine others.
Irish sports stars and celebrities took to social media to express their sadness at his passing.
Terrible news coming out of California. A legend gone too soon and to hear his daughter was also on board is absolutely heartbreaking. Thoughts and prayers are with his family and to the families of the others on board 💔💔 #KobeBryant
— Stephanie Roche (@StephanieRoche9) January 26, 2020
— Tommy Bowe (@TommyBowe) January 26, 2020
Heartbreaking. 🙏❤️ https://t.co/0eeY6djlbA
— Katie Taylor (@KatieTaylor) January 26, 2020