Celebrated basketball legend Kobe Bryant died at 41 in a helicopter crash.
The saddest news about his tragic accident is that he was alongside his daughter Gianna.
The former US president Barack Obama shared thoughts with the family of Bryant and his fans over the world.
Bryant and his daughter were expected at the Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks for a basketball game scheduled for noon Sunday. Gianna was expected to play in the game and Bryant was expected to coach, according to Lady Mavericks team director Evelyn Morales.
Taking to Twitter, Obama revealed how the demise of Bryant was a shock to the world.
Kobe was a legend on the court and just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act. To lose Gianna is even more heartbreaking to us as parents. Michelle and I send love and prayers to Vanessa and the entire Bryant family on an unthinkable day.