"It can't be. You always encouraged me mamba. Gave me some of the best quotes that we smile about to this day.! Love you man!" Justin Bieber captioned a photo of himself with Bryant on Instagram.
Kobe was on the helicopter with nine other unnamed people when it crashed at10am local time near Calabasas in California.
"F***in terrible 😪," wrote Cardi B.
"My heart is in pieces hearing the news of this unimaginable tragedy. I can’t fathom what the families are going through. Kobe meant so much to me and to us all. Sending my prayers, love, and endless condolences to Vanessa and the family and anyone who lost someone on that flight," Taylor Swift penned.
Demi Lovato posted a photo of herself with Kobe and Gianna on Instagram, along with the heartbreaking caption: "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. You’re a legend with wings now. RIP Kobe 💔💔💔 *update* I just heard his daughter Gigi was also in the accident and it breaks my heart. This whole family was so sweet and now they’re in my prayers heavy. RIP Gigi beautiful girl. 💔💔💔"