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World reacts to the loss of Kobe Bryant and 8 others

It still doesn’t seem real.

Its been less than 48 hours since the world lost 9 lives on the hills of Calabasas:

Kobe Bryant. Not only an NBA legend, but a man destined to do things in his retirement that would match (maybe exceed) the success of his basketball career.
Gianna Bryant. His 13-year-old daughter who was on track to carry on her father’s basketball legacy.

Christina Mauser. A wife, mother of three, and girls’ basketball coach.

John Altobelli. A beloved college baseball coach. His wife Keri Altobelli and daughter Alyssa Altobelli.

Payton Chester, an eight grader, and her mother Sarah Chester.

Ara Zobayan. The pilot who was certified to fly commercial helicopters and had no record of accidents, incidents or enforcement actions with the FAA.

Family, friends, and fans from all over the world took to social media to express their condolences for all those involved.

“No hero is perfect, and no villain is completely void of heroic intentions. We all live as both. What sets the great ones apart is how they use their inner villain to create something epic. It’s living as a HeroVillain. The HeroVillain channels fear, rejection, anger and doubt and turns them into strength, courage, power, and determination.”
– Kobe Bryant