Illustrators Honor Kobe Bryant on Instagram

News of basketball legend Kobe Bryant’s sudden death shook the world yesterday. As information began rolling in about the helicopter crash that killed Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and six others, grief and disbelief spread across the internet. It’s one of the most shocking and heartbreaking celebrity deaths in recent memory

Within hours of the news, people began sharing their fondest memories of Bryant and discussing his legacy. There are countless personal tributes to Bryant across social media, including ones from artists commemorating the life of this icon that was taken from us far too soon.

Below are some of the illustrations created to remember this great man.

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“The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.” -Kobe 🖤

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#art #painting 😣 #ripkobybryant

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Rest in Paradise, Kobe. #MambaForever

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I only draw things when I’m inspired.

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We are shocked and greatly saddened by the sudden news of @kobebryant passing today in a tragic helicopter crash. Our thoughts go out to his family, just keeps everything in perspective. Hold on to those you love and make sure they know how appreciated they are, life is all to short. R.I.P to the man, the legend. Here’s to the black mamba and all the memories he left us with. Still in shock.

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Rest In Peace #legend #kobe #lakers

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