Kobe Bryant's Death by Helicopter Crash Was Predicted by Twitter User Back in 2012
Barely hours after the news of his passing became public, a tweet predicting the death of Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash has surfaced
Amid the heartbreaking news of Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna Maria-Onore, deaths in a helicopter crash, a disturbing tweet predicting the basketball legend’s death has surfaced, per a Money Control report.
Following the announcement of the 41-year-old’s death, the Twitter user also tweeted “NO [expletive] WAY” and shared a tribute for the late basketballer.
A part of my soul has died today.— .Noso (@dotNoso) January 26, 2020
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
In the eulogy he tweeted, Noso made it known that he had lost a part of himself as Kobe was his “Idol, mentor, hero” and “forever legend.”
Although the many accolades the Twitter user has received, a handful of people are perplexed at his accurate prediction of the basketballer’s demise.
In fact, some people have outrightly called the tweet fake as Business Insider pointed out that the tweet was uploaded using Carbon V2.5 in 2012, even though Carbon V2.4.31 didn’t get released until 2015.
According to Talent Recap, Kobe and his daughter were among the nine people who were aboard a helicopter which crashed in a Calabasas neighborhood in Southern California.
Since the news of his death became public, many fans, followers, and celebrities have sent their condolence to his wife, Vanessa Laine Bryant, and the three children he left behind.
In a tribute, former US President Barack Obama tweeted that Kobe was “just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act.”
Kobe was a legend on the court and just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act. To lose Gianna is even more heartbreaking to us as parents. Michelle and I send love and prayers to Vanessa and the entire Bryant family on an unthinkable day.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 26, 2020
Additionally, NBA Commissioner, Adam Silver released a statement which read in part:
“The NBA family is devastated by the passing of Kobe Brant and his daughter Gianna. For 20 seconds Kobe showed us what is possible when remarkable talent blends with an absolute devotion to winning.”
Kobe rocked the #24 jersey during his entire 20-season career with the Los Angeles Lakers and was an inspiration to the young generations of basketballers worldwide. May his soul rest in peace.