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R.I.P. Kobe Bryant

People gather outside Staples Center after the death of Laker legend Kobe Bryant Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)

PHOTOS: Tributes for NBA legend Kobe Bryant

News of Kobe Bryant's death has sent shockwaves through the world and particularly Los Angeles, where he spent 20 years playing for the Lakers and winning five championships.

Fans quickly gathered to honour Bryant, 41, outside the Staples Center, where celebrities and musicians were gearing up for the 62nd annual Grammy Awards. The rest of the world quickly followed suit as they found their own way to honour the NBA legend.

A helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif., killed nine people, including the NBA legend and his daughter Gianna, 13.