In a heartfelt note on Instagram, Priyanka wrote, “Kobe Bryant was my first real introduction to the NBA. I was 13 living in Queens NYC, the same age as his sweet little girl, Gianna. He ignited my love for the sport, competition, and striving for excellence. He inspired an entire generation. His legacy is so much bigger than basketball. This heartbreaking accident also took the life of his young daughter, Gianna. I’m shook and so saddened. My heart goes out to Vanessa, Natalia, Bianka, and Capri Bryant. You are in my thoughts. Also sending my condolences to the loved ones of the other family and pilot in the accident. Being at tonight’s Grammys ceremony in his home at the Staples Center is going to be surreal.” At Grammys, Priyanka remembered the legend by sporting the number ‘24’ on her index finger, Kobe Bryant wore the number during his high school days, while Nick Jonas wore a purple ribbon on his suit as tribute to Kobe Bryant.
What a tragedy. #KobeBryant. #GiannaBryant RIP Deepest condolences to his family and wish them strength at this ti… https://t.co/vsExPoJdyS
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) 1580094186000
This is heartbreaking. Rest In Peace Kobe.
— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) 1580069843000
I didn’t follow the sport and can’t claim to have known too much about him…but this untimely death of a father an… https://t.co/b6KSMGNF74
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) 1580076063000
With love and rememberance… #RIPMamba … #KobeBryant https://t.co/ZSibJr4uuy
— Neha Dhupia (@NehaDhupia) 1580095426000
Thank you for the magic and the memories #RIPMamba #KobeForever
— Kunal Kapoor (@kapoorkkunal) 1580093476000