2020-01-27 17:12:44 UTC
*Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, along
with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others
*NBA legends Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal and Michael Jordan led tributes
*Presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama also shared their shock
*Kim and Khloe Kardashian, Tristan Thompson, Travis Barker and A$AP Rocky were
among the celebrities who send condolences
*Bryant was widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all
time and spent his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers
Kim Kardashian attended a midnight Sunday Service in honour of her friend Kobe
The star was seen leaving the memorial which took place hours after the NBA
legend died in a helicopter crash with his daughter Gianna, 13 and seven others
in Calabasas, California.
Kim dressed in a white satin wrap skirt and top for the service, which she
attended with her close friend Jonathan Cheban.
The reality star shared videos of the service on her Instagram page, with gospel
singer Kirk Franklin telling the crowd: 'Why do bad things happen to good
'I needed to hear this' Kim captioned the video. Chance the Rapper also
performed alongside the Sunday Service Choir, which was founded and led by Kim's
husband Kanye West.
Hours before the Sunday Service Kim posted a picture of Bryant and his daughter
on Instagram with the caption: 'My heart is so heavy. No one should ever
experience what Vanessa is going through. This has affected us all so much but I
cannot begin to imagine what Vanessa is feeling losing her husband and baby