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As news of Kobe Bryant's death continues to shock and sadden fans around the world, makeshift memorials for the Lakers legend have popped up across Los Angeles.
Outside the Staples Center, hundreds of fans have gathered to pay tribute to Bryant.
"Can't believe this is happening," said Petey Reina, a Lakers fan who showed up to L.A. Live with a big, framed portrait of Bryant. "It's a sad day for basketball and the world."
In Hollywood, fans laid gold letters reading "RIP Kobe Bryant" in a vacant star on the Walk of Fame. Sticky notes adorned a mural of Bryant on the side of a Shoe Palace store on Melrose Avenue as flowers and candles sit on the sidewalk below. Fans also showed up at UCLA Health Training Center where the Lakers train.
Bryant, 41, was among passengers and a pilot killed a helicopter crash Sunday morning in Calabasas. Bryant's 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, was also aboard. Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa confirmed that its head baseball coach, John Altobelli, was killed in the crash.
L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said at an afternoon news conference that nine people were on the flight manifest. He said he would not confirm the identities any of the victims until the coroner has identified family members.