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Tributes paid to NBA great Bryant

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The world’s most famous people have paid tribute to Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday.

The 41-year-old, one of the greatest players to ever feature in the NBA, was travelling to a basketball tournament when the helicopter came down in Calabasas, about 40 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

Bryant was with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna – an aspiring basketball player – along with seven other passengers. There were no survivors.

Bryant was a five-time NBA champion who spent his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, and his death has shocked the sporting world.

Stars from football, music, film and beyond have paid tribute to the ‘Black Mamba’.

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