With the sheer number of reactions to the death of superstar Kobe Bryant, Jennifer Lopez chooses to focus on pulling attention to the grief Bryant’s wife, Vanessa is going through. Not only did Vanessa lose her husband of almost 20 years, but she loses her oldest daughter too, 13-year-old Gianna.
The world is trying to mourn the loss of this basketball legend, his death sudden and shocking. Lopez, a long-time family friend of the Bryants, posts an emotional response on Instagram.
In Lopez’s Instagram post, she goes into detail, she shares,
“We are all feeling sadness from this loss, but all I can think of is that it is a grain of sand compared to what Vanessa must going through right now.” she goes on, getting emotional.
“I am sending all of my love and praying for you, your children and the other families involved in today’s tragic turn of events.”
She has a husband and between the two of them, they have four children. She can imagine this unbelievable pain and suffering.
“The most unfair thing in life is to lose a child and husband on the same day. Vanessa, I pray for your strength and that God guides you each step of the way through this unimaginable heartbreak. To the other families who are suffering from this unthinkable tragedy, may God be with you all.”
Lopez wraps up her post with,
“Kobe you meant so much to so many and we will miss you forever. Thank you for your work ethic, your inspiration and your heart”
This is certainly true, many celebrities have shared their thoughts and feelings on his death. Remembering him, pushing his legacy on, is up to us. From singer/songwriters to fellow LA Lakers players, and on to even famous authors, famous people reminisce.
Taylor Swift’s Tweet reads,
“My heart is in pieces hearing the news of this unimaginable tragedy. I can’t fathom what the families are going through. Kobe meant so much to me and to us all. Sending my prayers, love, and endless condolences to Vanessa and the family and anyone who lost someone on that flight.”
The King of Horror himself, Stephen King, even throws out a comment.
Kobe gone? No, no, no, no, no.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) January 26, 2020