As everyone is dealing with the devastating loss of basketball legend, Kobe Bryant, fans and celebrities alike are posting about their grief. Singer, Rihanna, is the latest celebrity to post about how she feels regarding the tragic death.
“Still doesn’t feel real,” Rihanna posted to her Instagram account recently.
She then went on to state to her 78.7m followers that she couldn’t find the right words to express just how much the loss meant to her. Rihanna also said that she missed the sports star.
Kobe Bryant, 41, lost his life in a helicopter crash that also claimed nine other lives, including Kobe’s daughter, Gianna (Gigi). CNN also states that Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife, Keri, and daughter, Alyssa, were on board the helicopter, as was an assistant girls basketball coach, Christina Mauser, Sarah Chester and her daughter, Payton. Pilot, Ara Zobayan, has also been listed as being involved with the crash.
Rihanna also commented on the loss for all the families involved. She asked for God to have mercy on the Bryant family as well as the other families belonging to the remaining victims involved in the crash.
The Instagram image showed an endearing picture of Kobe with his daughter. Smiling at her, the star is hugging her as she squeezes his face.
Many of her followers posted comments that included the praying emoji as they responded to Rihanna’s post. Included among the outpouring of grief were many celebrity followers of Rihanna.
“So sad!” said Kid the Wiz, also including the praying emoji in his comment. “Sending so much strength to his family.”
“Rest in Love,” said Amarachi Nwosu.
Regular fans also commented on the touching post regarding Bryant and within an hour of posting her sentiments, the picture had garnered 1.2 million likes and thousands of comments.
“Saddest week ever,” said one follower in the comments section of Rihanna’s post.
“Sad day for LA,” said another follower.
“Forever in our hearts,” yet another fan commented.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Rihanna has apparently split with her boyfriend, Hassan Jameel. The pair had been together for three years and split earlier in the month. It has been reported that Rihanna and Jameel faced criticism from his wealthy family and that may have led to the break-up. Reports of sultry appearance also causing conflict has surfaced as well and it is believed that Jameel’s family wanted him to be with someone more conservative.