This morning begins on a sad note. A basketball legend is no longer with us. Kobe Bryant is dead, official sources have confirmed. The world mourns his death. He was traveling in a private helicopter with his daughter Gianna when the unfortunate accident took place. The news is simply heartbreaking. And five years ago, someone already predicted this would happen to him. Keep reading to find out more about Kobe Bryant’s death and this new update.
Kobe Bryant death after helicopter crash
Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant, 41 was traveling on a private helicopter on Sunday when it suddenly burst into flames and crashed into rough terrain. The location of this incident was somewhere close to Calabasas, Calif. Unfortunately and even more devastatingly, his daughter Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant was with him too. The two were on their way to the academy where Kobe used to coach her.
There were no survivors. Nine passengers were on board and everyone died, including the pilot. John Altobelli, a longtime baseball coach at Orange Coast College as well as Altobelli’s wife, Keri, and daughter Alyssa were also victims of the crash.
The news of Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant’s death was confirmed by the N.B.A and was notified to all teams and league employees by the afternoon.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva of Los Angeles County said that the helicopter went down into very rough and dangerous terrain and that the debris field was about 100 yards in every direction.
Kobe Bryant was one of the best players in the history of basketball. He left behind his family of three other daughters, Natalia, Bianca and Capri, and wife Vanessa.
Someone had predicted the exact tragedy years ago
As we mourned with a broken heart, and read more about the basketball legend; we stumbled upon something.
A tweet from his loyal fan from five years ago that had peculiarly predicted this incident. The tweet was soon highlighted and sent fans into more frenzy and confusion.
The Twitter user is @dotNoso whose profile picture is Kobe Bryant. He had interestingly tweeted on November 14, 2012, that “Kobe is going to end up dying in a helicopter crash”
Kobe is going to end up dying in a helicopter crash
— .Noso (@dotNoso) November 13, 2012
There was no understanding of how and why he wrote this. But it actually happened. And this caused an uproar in the Twitter community. In fact, @dotNoso was in a state of shock too.
Under his own tweet, he wrote:
It turns out that ‘Noso’ was a huge fan of the now-deceased basketball legend, Kobe Bryant.
A part of my soul has died today.
Kobe was and is a HUGE part of my life.
He brought so much joy, love, smiles and now tears and pain.
Idol. Mentor. Hero. Forever legend.
RIP to Kobe and Gigi. pic.twitter.com/6njbFpSvRb
— .Noso (@dotNoso) January 26, 2020
However, his prediction of Kobe Bryant death went viral and many people believe he can really predict the fortune now. Or that whatever he says can truly come true.
Many users expressed their own shock, while some even blamed him. And some tried to talk sense:
Some started asking Noso to say things out loud which they were currently wishing for.
However, some people thought that he may have edited the tweet using some software. But the tweet was legit and we know why he predicted this in the first place.
On the same day in 2012, when @dotNoso wrote this tweet, a piece of news on Kobe Bryant was published. This was ‘Kobe Gives Steve Blake Helicopter Ride For Doctor’s Appointment.’
We think that Noso then wrote this tweet and well, ‘mistakenly’ predicted Kobe Bryant’s death. It just ended up really happening- unfortunately.
The sadness that surrounds us today is surreal. Kobe Bryant is gone too soon, and his loss will be felt for many years to come. But he is a legend even today, and we know his legacy will live on forever. We pray for his family and hope that they have the strength to endure this tough time and these heavy losses. RIP Kobe Bryant and Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant.