The EDM Community Reacts to the Passing of Kobe and Gianna Bryant
The world collectively froze yesterday, January 26th, 2020 after learning of the tragic passing of the Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna ‘GiGi’ Bryant. The pair were traveling via helicopter from Calabasas, California to GiGi Bryant’s basketball practice at the Kobe founded Mamba Academy in Thousand Oaks, California when the helicopter crashed, leaving no survivors on board. Kobe and GiGi were among the nine killed.
The news of the shocking accident was met with posts among celebrities and fans alike mourning the loss of the basketball legend and his daughter and described the impact Kobe had on the lives of millions of people.
Valentino Khan, American DJ, and producer, posted this heartfelt message to his Twitter:
Rest In Peace Kobe Bryant.
Please read, it would mean a lot to me.
— 🏠 VALENTINO KHAN 🏠 (@ValentinoKhan) January 26, 2020
Other’s had stories to tell about Kobe such as Subtronics and Alison Wonderland:
kobe went to the same highschool as me and i always saw his jersey hanging in gym class thinking holy shit an actual super human went here. wed all hear crazy stories about him jumping over tables to practice dunking during lunch and was a huge symbol for work ethic to us. RIP 🙁
— CYCLOPS INVASION TOUR (@Subtronics) January 26, 2020
I feel lucky that I got to see Kobe play. I even saw his 2nd last home game. I never knew him personally but saw the impact he left on so many people & that is inspirational. I always think heros are invincible & it reminds me that we never know what’s next so b kind to eachother
— ALISON WONDERLAND (@awonderland) January 27, 2020
Ookay added this video outside of the LA Lakers home stadium, Staples Center:
The sense of unity here right now at Staples pic.twitter.com/Hmb5zsH1jC
— ookay (@Ookay) January 27, 2020
Steve Aoki shared this picture and message:
So so sad. We lost the goat. We lost a legend. My heart goes out to his loved ones and family. 💔💔💔 rest in peace Kobe pic.twitter.com/MRhsYJwzTb
— Neon Future Aoki (@steveaoki) January 26, 2020
Other tweets can be seen here:
Completely heartbroken. RIP to one of the best to ever step foot on the court. Prayers to Kobe's family and all the families of those affected. An absolute tragedy. #RIPKobeByrant
— JAUZ 🔜 DANGEROUS WATERS (@Jauzofficial) January 26, 2020
Growing up in LA, Kobe was the biggest and most important figure within this city. He was immortal in our eyes. His accomplishments and work ethic were something everyone looked up to. A goat among goats. To hear this startling tragic news about Kobe is unreal.
RIP Kobe Bryant💔
— Brownies & Lemonade (@TeamBandL) January 26, 2020
RIP The Black Mamba, his daughter and the other family on board pic.twitter.com/HnV6FXs5k8
— KSHМR (@KSHMRmusic) January 26, 2020
— kayzo (@KayzoMusic) January 27, 2020
stay vibrant during these sad times🥺 seize the day. nothing is certain. hug the people you care about xo
— ✨ San Holo ✨ (70%) (@sanholobeats) January 27, 2020
THIS CAN’T BE REAL 🥺🥺🥺
— marshmello (@marshmellomusic) January 26, 2020
May you rest in peace Kobe Bryant and everyone else involved in this horrible accident 🙏🌟
— Fedde Le Grand (@feddelegrand) January 26, 2020
Nooo please not Kobe… I’m literally balling dude
The lakers and Kobe were literally mine and my brothers and family’s childhood, I’m shaking. Rest In Peace to the best player to ever walk the court, we love you
— Sully (@SullivanKing) January 26, 2020
RIP Kobe. The legacy is forever
— 👑 louis 👑 (@LouisTheChild) January 26, 2020
— TRITONAL ▵ (@Tritonal) January 26, 2020
we all grew up with kobe , thank you for always being there to make us feel unstoppable.
— Deorro (@Deorro) January 26, 2020
Man this feels unreal almost…
— Dyro (@Dyro) January 26, 2020
— VASSY (@VASSY) January 26, 2020