'I saw this and lost it': Internet mourns the death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant
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It was reported by several outlets that basketball giant Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash northwest of Los Angeles. That's when Twitter users took to the social media site begging Bryant's account to respond that it wasn't true.

Others remembered the powerful way that Bryant gave back to communities with his foundation that targeted impoverished communities. He helped deliver programs for sports and other extracurricular programs for youth.

When the news became clear, fans posted videos and gifs expressing their heartbreak. You can see them below: