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Drake, Kevin Hart, Demi Lovato & More Remember Kobe Bryant: 'Rest In Paradise'

By Jeff Mazzeo

The tragic death of Kobe Bryant left millions of fans and celebrities in disbelief as they mourned the NBA legend. After the news of his passing spread, many of his famous friends shared special tributes to show how much the Black Mamba meant to them. Katie Holmes, Kevin Hart, Drake, Demi Lovato and many more mourned the sad loss.

Bryant died in a helicopter crash on Sunday, after the aircraft he was traveling in went down in the hills near Calabassas. First responders rushed to the scene to try and save the people on board but all the passengers were pronounced dead at the scene.

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Celebs Remember Mamba


Kobe was well-liked and he impacted the lives of people from all walks of life. Many of his celebrity friends shared special tributes to remember what a great human Kobe was.

Drake posted a picture of his custom "Farewell Mamba" jacket he wore when Kobe retired and wrote, "๐Ÿ˜ค๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿฅบ it canโ€™t be."

"Rest In Paradise Kobe Bryant Praying ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ For The Family I Hope Wake Up From This Nightmare Because This Canโ€™t Be True! Saddest Day In Sports History. We Love U Big Bro." rapper Quavo captioned a picture of Offset, Bryant and himself.

Demi Lovato as shared a moving post about her long-time friend.

"This makes me so sad. Kobe you were always so sweet to me. Known you over 10 years.. not super well but we always joked about you coming over and playing that game of horse! You will he so missed by so many. Youโ€™re a legend with wings now. RIP Kobe ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”," Demi wrote in the caption of her post.

Actress Katie Holmes posted a picture of the late star and wrote, "Such a sad day. #RIP."

Prayers For His Family

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While loads of people were still dealing with the shock of the loss of one of the greatest to ever play the game, some wished his family well and said they would keep him in their prayers.

"This honestly doesnโ€™t make sense....I just saw you man. This hurts my heart. God please place your hands on his family and help guide them thru this unbearable time. We love you forever man...Legends never die!!!! #MambaMentality #RIP.... RIP to the other passengers as well as sending prayers to their families. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ" Kevin Hart said.

"๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพโ€™s for the family of the ๐Ÿ, my personal ๐Ÿ. #24 as a fan and man my heart is heavy today. I pray our ancestors cover your wife and girls and all your endeavors be blessed. Love and Respect. Rest well. ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ," rapper Killer Mike said on social media.

Many people from the younger generations were also affected and many wanted to pay their respects.

"This one really hurt me Iโ€™ve been watching you play as a kid Rip to one of the greatest to ever do it @kobebryant ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ," Lil Pump said on Instagram.

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