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Lankan fans mourn death of basketball legend

Many basketball fans in Sri Lanka are mourning the death of US basketball legend Kobe Bryant.

Many have taken to their Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts to pay tribute to their basketball hero.

Many have expressed shock at his sudden death.

Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa taking to his twitter account said, “Greatly saddened by the untimely demise of Kobe Bryant one of the greatest basketball players in the history of the game”.

Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in California, sparking an outpouring of grief from fans around the world.

Bryant, 41, and his daughter Gianna, 13, were among the nine killed when the aircraft came down in Calabasas.