Artists From All Over the World Remember Kobe Bryant in Their Stunning Art | 22 Words

The internet's heart was broken when it was revealed that the legendary NBA player, Kobe Bryant, had died in a helicopter crash on Sunday morning.

He was just forty-one-years-old, and 9 people are now confirmed dead - one of which was his thirteen-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant.

The entire world has been mourning this terrible loss and tributes have been made worldwide - including these stunning pieces of art.

Keep scrolling to see more...

 

It was confirmed that Kobe Bryant tragically died in a helicopter crash on Sunday the 26th of January, 2020.

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The NBA star's private helicopter crashed in Calabasas, TMZ sports confirmed.

He was a true legend in the sport...

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And by his second season, Kobe had been named an All-Star and he was branded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time.

Kobe retired after the 2015-16 season...

But he stayed busy, focusing on many other career pursuits - alongside raising his family.

In 1999, Kobe met Vanessa Laine.

The pair were both just 17-years-old but quickly fell in love - becoming engaged after only six months of dating. They were married in 2001, and their first daughter arrived in 2003.

They went on to have 3 more daughters...

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Their eldest was Natalia, who's 17, followed by Gianna, followed by Bianka, aged 3, and Capri, aged just 7 months.

Amidst his busy schedules balancing family and work, Kobe was known for opting to use a helicopter for travel...

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But tragically on Sunday morning, his private helicopter went down and a "fire broke out."

During a press conference, it was confirmed there were no survivors.

And there were 9 bodies found at the scene. Reports confirmed that his wife, Vanessa Bryant, was not among those on board.

This is utterly devastating news...

Kobe leaves behind his wife and their daughters - Natalia and Bianka, and their newborn, Capri.

Bryant's daughter, Gianna, was also on board the helicopter at the time of the crash.

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TMZ Sports reported that Gianna, aged thirteen, had also tragically died in the crash. It is thought that the father and daughter were on their way to the Mamba Academy for basketball practice, nearby Thousand Oaks.

She often accompanied Kobe to basketball games.

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In fact, from childhood, Gianna would participate in the team warm-ups and she has been proving her abilities as a skilled player over the last few years.

We cannot imagine what the families of the lost are going through right now...

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It is completely unbearable to imagine.

People from all around the world have started to pay their tributes and respects...

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And a lot of artists have put together their talents to remember the late Kobe and Gianna Bryant.

So many people around the world respected Kobe...

And many find peace from his death by drawing it out on a piece of paper.

This basketball court in the Philippines was completely transformed with paint...

And this was done just a mere few hours after the accident, outlining Kobe and Gianna's relationship perfectly.

The fact that Kobe and Gianna were together until the very end has touched many people...

And this artist has incorporated this beautifully in this pastel drawing.

People grieve in different ways...

And this artist felt the chaotic combination of Kobe's iconic purple and yellow colors was a tribute enough.

In similarity...

This artist has beautifully used the classic purple and yellow tones to capture Kobe's spirit.

Minimal and simplistic...

This artist has captured Kobe at one of his best moments.

He had the world in his hands...

And this artist has played on this in their cartoon of the basketball player, having him hold the world instead of basketball.

Gianna was her father's daughter...

And this pen drawing captures this amazingly.

This beautiful graffiti art comes from Washington...

Showing Kobe doing what he did best.

"Legends never die."

This piece stands out beautifully, with the attention purely being on Kobe's strong and powerful figure.

This sketch is so touching.

A minimal touch with only a  splash of color.

A portrait of friendship...

LeBron James has opened up about his grief, and we're sure this beautiful piece of art would make him smile.

"Heroes come and go... legends are forever."

We couldn't have put that better ourselves.

These tributes are truly beautiful...

And our thoughts and condolences go out to not only the Bryant family, but to all of the families who have lost loved ones in this terrible accident.