Celebrity tweets on Kobe Bryant’s passing from 19 politicians, world leaders

Kobe Bean Bryant, 41, died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Los Angeles, California, United States on January 26, 2020 with his daughter Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, 13. They were on their way to her basketball practice in the Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, California.

Several politicians took to Twitter to pay tribute to the legendary star of the National Basketball Association. Read their tweets here:

Donald Trump

  • position: 45th and current U.S. president
  • birthplace: Queens, New York City, USA
  • birth date: June 14, 1946 


Barack Obama

  • position: 44th U.S. president
  • birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
  • birth date: August 4, 1961

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

  • position: Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • birthplace: Al Ain, Emirate of Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • birth date: March 11, 1961


Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud

  • position: 11th Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the U.S.
  • birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • birth date: February 15, 1975


Ekrem İmamoğlu

  • position: 32nd and current mayor of Istanbul, Turkey
  • birthplace: Akçaabat, Trabzon, Turkey
  • birth date: June 4, 1970


Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

  • position: general secretary of the All India Congress Committee in charge of Eastern Uttar Pradesh in Uttar Pradesh, Bhojpur, India
  • birthplace: New Delhi, India
  • birth date: January 12, 1972


Andrew M. Yang

  • position: candidate for 46th U.S. president
  • birthplace: Schenectady, New York, USA
  • birth date: January 13, 1975


Kamala Harris

  • position: junior U.S. senator from California
  • birthplace: Oakland, California, USA
  • birth date: October 20, 1964


Pete Buttigieg

  • position: candidate for 46th U.S. president
  • birthplace: South Bend, Indiana, USA
  • birth date: January 19, 1982


Tsai Ing-wen

  • position: seventh and current president of Taiwan
  • birthplace: Zhongshan, Taipei, Taiwan
  • birth date: August 31, 1956


Gavin Newsom

  • position: 40th and current governor of California
  • birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA
  • birth date: October 10, 1967


Eric Garcetti

  • position: 42nd and current mayor of Los Angeles
  • birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • birth date: February 4, 1971 


Nikki Haley

  • position: 29th U.S. ambassador to the United Nations
  • birthplace: Bamberg, South Carolina, USA
  • birth date: January 20, 1972


Julian Castro

  • position: 16th U.S. secretary of Housing and Urban Development
  • birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, USA
  • birth date: September 16, 1974


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

  • position: U.S. representative for New York’s 14th congressional district
  • birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
  • birth date: October 13, 1989


Joe Biden

  • position: 47th U.S. vice president
  • birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
  • birth date: November 20, 1942


Adam Schiff

  • position:  U.S. representative for California’s 28th congressional district
  • birthplace: Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
  • birth date: June 22, 1960


Elizabeth Warren

  • position: senior U.S. senator from Massachusetts
  • birthplace: June 22, 1949
  • birth date: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA


Kevin McCarthy

  • position: U.S. representative for California’s 23rd congressional district
  • birthplace: Bakersfield, California, USA
  • birth date: January 26, 1965

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