Jessica Simpson shares photo from her backyard of where Kobe Bryant crash occurred
Jessica Simpson has shared a photo from her backyard of where the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash occurred.
The incident left nine people dead, including Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna.
The helicopter crashed in Calabasas, California, and now Jessica Simpson has shared a picture from her backyard "right after the accident happened":
"Eric took this photo from our backyard right after the accident happened where Kobe, his daughter, and other beautiful souls were lifted up to be with God for eternity," Simpson, 39, captioned a picture of the scene.
"We could see the emergency helicopters flying over our house and I felt the loss. I felt the power in the sky of the heavens parting to make room for the greatest of angels to rise."
This is the news report announcing the helicopter crash:
Simpson said her heart "is completely broken for all the families and loved ones left behind trying to make sense of things in this tragic moment," and extended her condolences to Kobe's wife Vanessa in particular, "the woman and wife that championed your husband to greatness."
As per the BBC, NBA commissioner Adam Silver issued the following statement about the 41-year-old's death: "The NBA family is devastated by the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna.
"For 20 seasons, Kobe showed us what is possible when remarkable talent blends with an absolute devotion to winning. He was one of the most extraordinary players in the history of our game with accomplishments that are legendary.
"But he will be remembered most for inspiring people around the world to pick up a basketball and compete to the very best of their ability.
"He was generous with the wisdom he acquired and saw it as his mission to share it with future generations of players, taking special delight in passing down his love of the game to Gianna."
As per Page Six, the fatal crash is now being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.