Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo has mourned the passing of Basketball legend, Kobe Bryant.
Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, died in a helicopter crash on Sunday in Calabasas, California.
All other persons on board were killed and the cause is under investigation.
KB is survived by his wife Vanessa, and their three daughters – Natalia and Bianca and their newborn Capri.
He won five NBA championships and the 2008 MVP Award with the Los Angeles Lakers.
In his reaction, Ronaldo, who scored a goal in his side’s Serie A 2-1 defeat against Napoli on Sunday, wrote on his official Twitter page: “So sad to hear the heartbreaking news of the deaths of Kobe and his daughter Gianna.
“Kobe was a true legend and inspiration to so many.
“Sending my condolences to his family and friends and the families of all who lost their lives in the crash. RIP Legend.”