World mourns loss of NBA legend Kobe Bryant after helicopter crash

Tributes continued pouring in from around the world Monday for Kobe Bryant, an American icon whose cultural impact went far beyond the NBA, after Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other people were killed in a helicopter crash Sunday northwest of Los Angeles. Bryant was 41 years old.

The news brought a massive crowd to the Staples Center, where Bryant led the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA titles. The tributes continued inside at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, during which host Alicia Keys called the stadium “the house that Kobe Bryant built.”

Crews will continue to scour the crash scene Monday. Officials said it could take as long as a week to collect all of the evidence.

Kobe Bryant dead at 41: A life in pictures
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Time magazine posts photo of Kobe Bryant cover

Time magazine will honor Kobe Bryant on its next cover. The magazine posted a photo of the cover to Twitter on Monday and said it would be on newsstands Friday.

TIME’s new commemorative cover: Kobe Bryant, 1978-2020 pic.twitter.com/zGlEToV3OM— TIME (@TIME) January 27, 2020

Also on Monday, ESPN posted a video of how Bryant’s death was covered around the world.

Headlines from around the globe as the world mourns the death of Kobe Bryant. pic.twitter.com/2GmlHWrwQx— ESPN (@espn) January 27, 2020

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