Celebrities are standing up and saying their tributes to the fallen Laker. Twitter is flooded with kind messages and heartfelt sentiment. Those with a presence on Television are even taking moments to honor him, like Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show last night.
However, there are some tweets that are not so kind. Evan Rachel Wood tweeted this out moments after the news was released, "What has happened is tragic. I am heartbroken for Kobe’s family. He was a sports hero. He was also a rapist. And all of these truths can exist simultaneously."