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Hillary Clinton Shares Her Thoughts After News of Kobe Bryant's Tragic Death

Afouda Fortune
Jan 28, 2020
11:00 P.M.
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Hilary Clinton opened up about how she felt after she heard of Kobe Bryant's death in a helicopter that crashed on Sunday.


More celebrities and political powerhouses have continued to react to the tragic news of Kobe Bryant and Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant's deaths.

Kobe Bryant hosts a Kobe A.D. event at MAMA Gallery in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images


According to TMZ, Hillary Clinton opened up about the passing of the basketball legend, which she called an "incredible loss in every way."

The former Secretary of State was as at Sundance in Park City, after the premiere of her new docuseries, "Hillary," when she first got wind of the news.

Hillary revealed that she had found the story hard to believe until she checked her phone later in the day.

Hillary Clinton listens to a question during the town hall debate at Washington University in St Louis, Missouri | Photo: Getty Images


Meanwhile, Pop Culture reported that her husband, Bill, had released a press statement where he expressed his sadness at Kobe's death. While stating that he and Hillary were "saddened" at the incident, he wrote:

"He [Kobe] was also a leader off the court, including in his advocacy for young people, especially the vulnerable and homeless."

Barack Obama makes a statement following the announcement of the grand jury's decision in the shooting death of unnamed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC | Photo: Getty Images


In a similar form, former U.S. President Barack Obama was reported to have taken to Twitter to share his condolences with the Bryant family.

Barack mentioned that Kobe was "just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act."

The current US President Donald Trump wasn't left out of the remembrance updates as he reportedly shared that Kobe's death was "terrible news."

Donald Trump pauses during a campaign event in Virginia Beach, Virginia | Photo: Getty Images


CNN added that Children's television show "Sesame Street" also honored Kobe through its official Twitter page.

The show had shared a picture of the former Lakers star as he posed with a character from the show.

CNN further divulged that the Olympics, International Basketball Federation, and AC Milan soccer team in Italy also used Twitter to express their shock at "the tragic passing of one of the greatest sportsmen of all time." 

Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during a freethrow in the first half against the Houston Rockets at Staples Center on in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images

During his 20-year long career, Kobe was not only an 18-time All-Star, but he also won five NBA championships and was one of the most celebrated basketball players of his peers.