First Lady Melania Trump tweeted a statement giving her condolences to Kobe Bryant’s family on his loss after a helicopter crash that killed Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others.
“Thoughts and prayers to the family of #Kobe Bryant and those who lost loved ones in today’s tragic crash. Rest In Peace,” she tweeted.
Bryant played for the Los Angeles Lakers for 20 years until he retired in 2016. He was 41 years old.
The helicopter crashed in Calabas, California around 9:45 a.m. on Sunday. It was foggy at the time of the crash.
Bryant and the others on the helicopter were flying to a youth basketball tournament for a team Gianna played on and Kobe Bryant coached.
See the full tweet here.