The Black Mamba will be deeply missed. 


On Sunday, the world lost one of the best basketball players of all time, Kobe Bryant, in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif. He was 41.

In light of the tragic news, celebrities — including Vanessa Hudgens, Chrissy Teigen, and Katie Holmes — flocked to social media to pay their respects to the sports star, his family, and undeniable athletic talent. During Bryant's 20-year career in the NBA, he won five championships, two Olympic gold medals, and landed 4th on the league's all-time scoring list.

Scroll below to read the heartwarming tributes in honor of Kobe's untimely passing.

Bella Hadid

Vanessa Hudgens


Pharrell Williams

Tom Brady

Chrissy Teigen

Tia Mowry

John Legend

Busy Philipps

Katie Holmes

Arianna Huffington

Storm Reid

Tiffany Haddish

Kylie Jenner

Taylor Swift

Octavia Spencer

Mindy Kaling

Kris Jenner

Donald Trump

Reese Witherspoon


Barack Obama