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Texas athletes, celebrities, public figures react to reports of Kobe Bryant's death

Los Angeles County Sheriff confirmed that all five passengers on the helicopter are deceased, and an investigation is ongoing.

TEXAS, USA — Reports of Kobe Bryant's death on Sunday sent shock waves online and throughout the world.   

Multiple news outlets reported that Bryant was among five passengers killed in a helicopter crash in Southern California. 

As news began circulating online, numerous Texas athletes, public figures and celebrities began sharing their disbelief that the Black Mamba was gone. 

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Bryant was 41 years old.

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