Some shocking news has emerged in the world of sports in the form of basketball legend Kobe Bryant tragically losing his life.

At just aged 41, Bryant has been confirmed to have been killed in a helicopter accident.

Very sad news indeed and totally unexpected.

Bryant, someone who contributed so much to modern sports and society.

It just shows you the fragility of life which can be taken literally an instant from anyone.

Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson is among the leading figures in the sport of boxing who has lead the tributes to Bryant so far:

Others in boxing have also paid tribute to Bryant:

Rest in peace and sincere condolences to all the loved ones of all the passengers involved in what appears to be a horrific helicopter accident.