Guns N’ Roses dedicate “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” to Kobe Bryant at Super Bowl fest: Watch

Guns N’ Roses headlined the Bud Light Super Bowl Fest on Friday night. Prior to performing “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”, Axl Rose dedicated the song to Kobe Bryant, the basketball legend’s daughter Gianna, and the other victims of Sunday’s helicopter crash.

The show took place at the American Airlines Arena in Miami as part of a three-night music festival leading up to Super Bowl LIV on Sunday.

Fan-filmed footage shows Axl addressing the tragic incident, telling the audience that he noticed a dense fog across Los Angeles on his way home from rehearsal on Saturday night, saying it looked “formidable” and “ominous.” And then he mentioned how it was even worse on Sunday morning.

“I want to dedicate this to Kobe and his daughter and everyone on the flight … their families, and everyone hit by this terrible event,” said Axl as the band launched into its famous cover of the Bob Dylan classic.

During the performance of “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”, images of Kobe and Gianna were projected on the screen behind the band during Slash’s extended guitar solo. Watch below.

 

At the same show, the band took time to hang out backstage with rapper Snoop Dogg, who opened the concert. Both Snoop and GN’R posted images of Snoop posing with Axl, Slash, and Duff McKagan. In his Instagram post, Snoop joked, “New member of the group @gunsnroses.” See below.

GNR x Snoop F’n Dogg ? pic.twitter.com/LIDWdLc0Nm

— Guns N’ Roses (@gunsnroses) February 1, 2020

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Kylie Jenner reveals she knew pilot and flew on chopper that crashed killing Kobe Bryant | Daily Mail Online

Kylie Jenner took to social media to send her prayers to the families of those lost in the deadly helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others on Sunday.

The 22-year-old revealed a personal connection to the tragedy in her Instagram post, sharing with her followers that she used to fly on the same helicopter and knew the pilot personally.

Jenner had actually rented the same chopper as a treat for her niece Dream’s third birthday back in November.

Grieving: Kylie Jenner took to social media to share her personal connection to the Kobe Bryant tragedy and revealed that she used to fly on the same helicopter with the same pilot who also perished in the crash

Posting on her Instagram story, Kylie shared a touching message which included small photos of the nine victims of the crash. 

‘Rest in peace .. and prayers to these families,’ she wrote below the images. 

‘I still can’t believe this. that was the helicopter i would fly on from time to time with that pilot, Ara. he was such a nice man.’

She added: ‘hold your loves ones close [heart emoji]’

Tragic: Posting on her Instagram story, Kylie shared a touching message which included small photos of the nine victims of the crash

In November, Kylie had rented the same helicopter as a birthday gift for her niece Dream, the daughter of Rob Kardashian.

Several shots of the three-year-old were shared on social media from inside the aircraft, as well as ones outside which showed the tail number of the Sikorsky S-76 – the same that crashed on Sunday. 

Kobe Bryant was flying with his 13-year-old daughter and seven others to his basketball academy when their helicopter crashed, killing all on board. 

History: In November, Kylie had rented the same helicopter which crashed on Sunday, killing all on board, as a birthday treat for brother Rob Kardashian’s daughter

Learning more: A shots of the three-year-old showed the tail number of the Sikorsky S-76

Conditions were not suitable for flying, according to Los Angeles police who grounded their own choppers due to heavy fog.

The pilot was flying under visual flight rules (VFR), meaning he was relying on his ability to see terrain below him. 

On the flight with the Bryant’s and the pilot was John Altobelli, his wife, Keri, and daughter, Alyssa, Christina Mauser, Sarah Chester and her daughter Payton Chester.

The accident: Kobe Bryant was flying with his 13-year-old daughter and seven others to his basketball academy when their helicopter crashed

In tribute: Jenner was one of many who shared tributes on Sunday to the late basketball player and his daughter

On Sunday, Kylie shared a tribute post to Kobe and Gianna writing: ‘At loss for words right now. praying for this beautiful family.’

Kylie’s tributes were sandwiched between posts of her promoting her new Stormi themed Kylie cosmetics collection.

The makeup mogul pulled out all the stops for the new line in honor of her daughter, who is about to turn two in February.

Jenner recently threw a lavish butterfly themed party for the launch of the products and shared new snaps of the affair on social media, Monday.

Business: Kylie’s tributes were sandwiched between posts of her promoting her new Stormi themed Kylie cosmetics collection

Epic! Jenner recently threw a lavish butterfly themed party for the launch of the products and shared new snaps of the affair on social media, Monday

So sweet! Stormi appeared entranced by the ethereal decorations

‘Each day is a blessing with you thank you God for these moments,’ she wrote along with the sweet mother/daughter shots. ‘It was beautiful celebrating stormi x @kyliecosmetics launching 2.1.20 ⚡️

‘Each day is a blessing with you thank you God for these moments,’ she wrote along with the sweet mother/daughter shots.

‘It was beautiful celebrating stormi x @kyliecosmetics launching 2.1.20 ⚡️,’ she went on.

Kylie created an ethereal butterfly garden for the party for pint sized guests with custom butterfly chairs lined up at tables under mossy arches.

The bash comes ahead of what will likely be an even more over the top event for Stormi’s birthday. 

Bespoke: Like all of Kylie’s parties, the event came with custom swag

More to come! The bash comes ahead of what will likely be an even more over the top event for Stormi’s birthday

Sensational: Kylie is now worth a billion dollars thanks to the success of her cosmetics line

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Jack Nicholson pays tribute to Kobe Bryant in rare interview | Daily Mail Online

Jack Nicholson is devastated by the death of Kobe Bryant.

The 82-year-old actor is a huge Los Angeles Lakers fan and admitted the tragic passing of the basketball icon, who died at age 41 in a helicopter crash along with his daughter Gianna, 13, and seven other passengers in Calabasas, California on Sunday. 

‘My reaction is the same as almost all of LA,’ the Batman star told CBS Los Angeles

‘Where we think everything’s solid, there’s a big hole in the wall. I was used to seeing and talking to Kobe that… it kills you. It’s just a terrible event.’

A superfan: Jack Nicholson is devastated by the death of Kobe Bryant. The is a huge Los Angeles Lakers fan and admitted the tragic passing of the basketball icon, who died in a helicopter crash along with his daughter Gianna, 13, and seven other passengers in Calabasas, California on Sunday

The One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest actor recalled his first meeting with Kobe at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

He joked: ‘I teased him the first time we met. I offered him a basketball and asked him if he wanted me to autograph it for him.’

Nicholson added, ‘He looked at me like I was crazy.’

The Oscar-winning star was a regular fixture courtside throughout Kobe’s 20-year stint with LA Lakers.

Cheering on his hero in May 2008: Jack also said, ‘I was used to seeing and talking to Kobe that… it kills you. It’s just a terrible event’

Always in front: And here the actor is seen clapping as his friend Lou Adler looks on; seen in May 2008

Jack often brought his 21-year-old son Duke as well as Lou Adler, who owned The Roxy on Sunset Boulevard.

The star admitted he’ll ‘miss’ the late sportsman forever. 

‘I sat right behind his jump shot on the left-hand side. I can see him going up and I can tell the first instant if it’s going in,’ he said.

‘We’ll think of him all the time and we’ll miss him. He was just one of those touched people.’

Alwsys courtside: ‘My reaction is the same as almost all of LA,’ the Batman star told CBS Los Angeles . ‘Where we think everything’s solid, there’s a big hole in the wall. Here he is seen on January 7 with Umar Kamani, Tory Lanez

He brought family: Here the Hollywood vet is seen with his grandson Duke on January 7 

Nicholson is one of Hollywood’s most beloved actors. 

The star won two Best Actor Academy Awards: for One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and another for As Good As It Gets. And he picked up a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for Terms Of Endearment.

The New Jersey native is best known for the movies Chinatown (1974), The Shining (1980), and Batman (1989).

The last film he made was 2010’s How Do You Know with Owen Wilson and Reese Witherspoon.

In 2017 there was talk that Jack was going to star in the American version of the German film Toni Erdmann but the following year he dropped out, which seemed to signal his retirement in Hollywood.

Nicholson seldom gives interviews any longer.

A number of other stars have also paid tribute to Kobe – who had three other daughters with his wife Vanessa – on social media.

Leonardo DiCaprio posted on Twitter: ‘Kobe was truly larger than life, a legend. May he and all those who lost their lives today rest in peace. Love and condolences to his family. LA will never be the same.’

Movie man: Nicholson is best known for the movies Chinatown (1974), seen left, The Shining (1980), Batman (1989) and As Good As It Gets (1997), seen right

Justin Bieber shared a throwback photo of himself with the sportsman and wrote on Instagram: ‘It can’t be. You always encouraged me mamba. Gave me me some of the best quotes that we smile about to this day.! Love you man!’

‘My heart is so heavy. No one should ever experience what the families involved are going through. This has affected us all so much but I cannot begin to imagine what Vanessa is feeling losing her husband and her baby girl. I cry just thinking about it,’ Kim Kardashian West posted.

And her husband, Kanye West, wrote: ‘Kobe, We love you brother. We’re praying for your family and appreciate the life you’ve lived and all the inspiration you gave.’

Jennifer Lopez shared an older photo with Kobe and his wife since 2001, Vanessa. 

The Hustlers star said, ‘As I scrolled through Kobe’s feed, and Alex and I talk memories and moments we remember about him… this is the truth that rings out the loudest… family is what matters the most.’ 

They had a bond: Jennifer Lopez shared an older photo with Kobe and his wife since 2001, Vanessa. She said, As I scrolled through Kobe’s feed, and Alex and I talk memories and moments we remember about him… this is the truth that rings out the loudest… family is what matters the most’

Larger than life! Leonardo DiCaprio posted on Twitter: ‘Kobe was truly larger than life, a legend. May he and all those who lost their lives today rest in peace. Love and condolences to his family. LA will never be the same’

Chrissy Teigen added, ‘I cannot believe this is real. My god. Oh my god.’ She later remarked on how the Grammys was held inside the Staples Center, where he used to play with the Lakers. ‘Downtown right now and nothing feels more unimportant than what we are doing today. This is absolutely terrible. Everyone is numb.’ 

Demi Lovato also took to social media to talk about the late athlete. ‘This makes me so sad,’ she began. 

On Sunday evening Alicia Keys shared a touching tribute to Bryant and sang It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday with Boyz II Men.

A moment of silence was also asked for as his jerseys – 8 and 24 – were lit up on the wall of the Staples Center. 

Lizzo opened the awards show announcing ‘Tonight is for Kobe’ before launching into her hits Cuz I Love You and Truth Hurts. 

Bryant finished his career as an 18-time All-Star, 15-time All-NBA team, 12-time All-NBA Defensive Team selection, two time NBA Finals MVP and the 2008 NBA MVP. 

With Kobe and his daughter: Demi Lovato also took to social media to talk about the late athlete. ‘This makes me so sad,’ she began

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Fans Are Sharing Kobe Bryant’s Moving Oscar-Winning Short Film ‘Dear Basketball’

The tragic news of the unexpected death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna shocked many people. The retired basketball star and his daughter were among nine people in a helicopter that crashed near Calabasas, California. Kobe, who was 41, was not only a 5-time NBA champion and Los Angeles Lakers legend but also an Oscar winner. Today, in tribute to the late basketball star, fans all over the world are sharing the short animation that won Kobe the prestigious award. Scroll down below to watch it.

Fans from all over the world are sharing late NBA legend Kobe Bryant’s short film ‘Dear Basketball’

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The tragic loss of the 41-year-old purple and gold legend this Sunday inspired many to revisit Kobe’s acclaimed short animation “Dear Basketball: The Legend of Kobe Bryant.” Back in 2017, the world-renowned basketball player collaborated with animator Glen Keane on the film, which ended up winning an Oscar in 2018 in the Best Animated Short category.

The animated short was released in 2017 after a collaboration with a renowned animator called Glen Keane

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The short film ‘Dear Basketball’ is based on a poem that Kobe himself wrote back in 2015. In the film, the late LA Lakers legend describes his love for the game – starting from his dreams as a kid to a career that spanned over 20 years.

The film won Kobe Bryant an Oscar in 2018

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“As basketball players, we’re really supposed to shut up and dribble – but I’m glad we get to do a little more than that,” Kobe said upon receiving his award.

The late basketball star was astonished over the win

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“What?? This is beyond the realm of imagination. It means so much that The Academy deemed ‘Dear Basketball’ worthy of contention,” Kobe then tweeted. “Thanks to the genius of Glen Keane & John Williams for taking my poem to this level. It’s an honor to be on this team.”

The retired NBA star and his daughter Gianna died in a helicopter crash in California

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The NBA MVP was killed on Sunday when the helicopter he was flying in crashed and burst into flames in the hills above Calabasas. His 13-year-old daughter Gianna was also on board and died along with seven other passengers.

Needless to say, people are devastated over the tragic loss of the legend

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NBA star Kobe Bryant and daughter killed in helicopter crash | Daily Mail Online

Dozens of celebrities have taken to social media to express their shock over Kobe Bryant’s tragic death in a helicopter crash.  

Khloe Kardashian tweeted: ‘This can’t be real, there’s no way!!! My heart hurts.’

In another tweet, she wrote: ‘Please don’t let this be True. I’m shaking.’ 

Tristan Thompson was quick to tweet that ‘I hope this isn’t true man!!’ upon hearing the news that the 41-year-old was one of five people killed in the crash.

Khloe Kardashian wrote: ‘This can’t be real, there’s no way!!! My heart hurts.’

Tristan Thompson was quick to tweet that ‘I hope this isn’t true man!!’ upon hearing the news that the 41-year-old was one of five people killed in the crash

Demi Lovato shared a shot with the Lakers legend at the Staples Center: ‘This makes me so sad. Kobe you were always so sweet to me. Known you over 10 years.. not super well but we always joked about you coming over and playing that game of horse! You will he so missed by so many. You’re a legend with wings now. RIP Kobe.’

Bella Hadid posted a photo of Kobe reading the Los Angeles Times sports section while traveling with the Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy, likely from the back-to-back titles in 2010. 

‘I can’t believe this…Rest in Peace King…. thinking about Vanessa and their beautiful children during this time….,’ she wrote.

Travis Barker, who lives nearby in the upscale Southern California neighborhood, simply tweeted: ‘RIP KOBE.’

Khalid wrote: ‘RIP Kobe. This is heartbreaking unbelievable.’

A$AP Rocky shared on social media: ‘RIP KOBE, SO SAD, SUCH A SAD DAY N SAD NEWS, WE LOVE U.’ 

Chrissy Teigen was shocked and could not believe ‘this is real’ upon hearing the news that Bryant died. 

Lance Bass shared a photo of the notable guard wearing his iconic purple and gold uniform with the caption: ‘No words.’ 

Demi Lovato shared a shot with the Lakers legend at the Staples Center: ‘This makes me so sad. Kobe you were always so sweet to me. Known you over 10 years.. not super well but we always joked about you coming over and playing that game of horse! You will he so missed by so many. You’re a legend with wings now. RIP Kobe’

Bella Hadid posted a photo of Kobe reading the Los Angeles Times sports section while traveling with the Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy, likely from the back-to-back titles in 2010

Travis Barker, who lives nearby in the upscale Southern California neighborhood, simply tweeted: ‘RIP KOBE.’

Khalid wrote: ‘RIP Kobe. This is heartbreaking unbelievable’

A$AP Rocky shared on social media: ‘RIP KOBE, SO SAD, SUCH A SAD DAY N SAD NEWS, WE LOVE U’

Chrissy Teigen was shocked and could not believe ‘this is real’ upon hearing the news that Bryant died

Lance Bass shared a photo of the notable guard wearing his iconic purple and gold uniform with the caption: ‘No words’

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Kobe Bryant’s Daughter Gianna, 13, Dead In Helicopter Crash With Dad – Hollywood Life

Kobe Bryant, 41, died with his daughter Gianna, 13, onboard a helicopter that went down in Calabasas, California on Jan. 26.

Kobe Bryant’s daughter Gianna, 13, was flying in the helicopter that crashed and killed all five people onboard, ESPN and TMZ are both reporting. The news is a heartbreaking blow that comes on the heels of the shock that the NBA legend died at just 41 on Jan. 26. Kobe leaves behind his wife Vanessa, 37, and their three other daughters, Natalia, 17, Bianka, 3, and Capri, 7 months. ESPN reporter, Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted, “Kobe Bryant was on his way to a travel basketball game with his daughter Gianna when the helicopter crashed. Those aboard the helicopter also included another player and parent.” TMZ also reported on the heartbreaking development, writing that Kobe’s reps confirmed the news to them. A source told the site that father and daughter were en route to Thousand Oaks, California to the Mamba Academy for a basketball practice.

It’s a huge tragedy for the proud dad’s family. Kobe’s social media accounts are full of pictures of the daughters that he doted on. Just seven days before the horrific crash he posted a photo of his eldest daughter, Natalia, who turned 17 on Jan. 19. He captioned an Instagram photo of her, “Happy Birthday my baby. I love you beyond measure. You will always be my little Principessa #17.” Less than a month earlier, on Christmas Day he shared a collage of festive photos that showed him snuggling with all of his daughters, including his youngest Capri and toddler Bianka. On Sept. 13 he posted a photo of him hugging Gianna. “My Gigi,” he captioned the photo using the teen’s nickname.

Just in September last year the proud dad gushed about his kids and about being a father as he promoted his children’s book Legacy & The Queen. “I have four girls at home and wanted to make sure that’s important that they see characters that look like them that are also athletes,” he told Good Morning America about penning a book about a female child tennis player. “They get tired of hearing my voice of be persistent, work hard, believe in yourself.”

Kobe on Gianna: “The best thing that happens is when we go out and fans come up to me, and she’ll be standing next to me ..

They’ll be like “you gotta have a boy, have soembody carry on the legacy… she’s like, “oh, I got this!”pic.twitter.com/rsIgOXbNlI

— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) January 26, 2020

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He also joked about having a 16-year-old and the prospect of dating. Asked what it must be like being Kobe Bryant and having boys coming to the door to date his daughter, he joked, “Fortunately for me we haven’t really had that happen.” He also added, “I don’t really want to think about that. But that’s every father. Stay away. Stay away. I’m kidding though.”

Shortly after the news broke of Gianna’s death, a Sept. 2018 clip of Kobe on Jimmy Kimmel Live bursting with pride about his daughter surfaced on Twitter. When asked if his daughter is interested in playing in the WNBA, he said, “She does, for sure. This kid man.” He added, “I’m telling you. The best thing that happens is when we go out and fans come up to me, and she’ll be standing next to me. And they’ll be like, ‘You gotta have a boy. You and V gotta have a boy man, have somebody to carry on your tradition and the legacy.’ And she’s like, ‘Oi, I got this. You don’t need no boy for that. I got this.” And I’m like, ‘That’s right. Yes you do. You got this.’

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See Kobe Bryant’s Sweetest Moments With His Wife and 4 Daughters

Family man. In addition to Kobe Bryant‘s legendary basketball career, the late athlete loved life with his wife, Vanessa Bryant, and their four daughters.

The NBA star, who died in a tragic helicopter accident alongside his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, on Sunday, January 26, at age 41, married his wife, Vanessa Bryant, in 1999, and the couple went on to welcome four little ones.

Natalia, now 17, was born in 2003, and she became a big sister when Gianna arrived in 2006. A decade later, the Philadelphia native and Vanessa, 37, welcomed Bianka, now 3. In January 2019, the pair announced that they were expecting baby No. 4.

“Vanessa and I are beyond excited to announce that we are expecting another #mambacita to go along with Natalia, Gianna and Bianka,” the former Los Angeles Lakers player captioned his Instagram reveal at the time. “New Year, New Baby! Baby Mamba on the Way 2019.”

Three months later, the athlete said that while his wife was pregnant with another daughter, she would love to have a baby boy in the future.

“I think she wants a boy more than I do,” the Wizenard Series: Training Camp creator told Extra in March. “I love having girls — I’m super, super excited about that. She is as well. She wanted a boy so he can be mama’s boy forever — that sort of thing. We’ll see if I can deliver, I don’t know.”

The former shooting guard added, “She’s like, ‘You go see if you can hit a clutch shot. You gave me all girls, let’s see if you can bring a boy!’ Nope, not yet. We’ll see.”

Capri arrived in June. “Our baby girl is here!!!!!!” Vanessa wrote via Instagram at the time. “Capri Kobe Bryant. So thankful for our newest baby blessing.”

Kobe retired from the NBA in 2016 after 20 seasons and five championships. He died on Sunday in his private helicopter. KTLA reports that it crashed on a hillside in Calabasas, California, and burst into flames, killing everyone on board.

Keep scrolling to relive the his best moments with his wife and daughters over the years, from family vacations to sweet selfies.

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