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Celebrities, athletes and politicians react to the death of Kobe Bryant

President Obama, Shaq, Michael Jordan and many others are sharing emotional tributes to Kobe Bryant on social media.

Retired NBA legend Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash Sunday near Los Angeles along with his 13-year-old daughter and seven others. Bryant was 41 years old.

Bryant was known to frequently travel by helicopter as he commuted to various locations around Southern California. 

Celebrities and notable names from the world of sports and politics reacted Sunday to the shocking news. 

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