- Ellen mourned the legendary NBA player by sharing a message of love to her audience
- According to the comedian, everyone ought to celebrate life on a daily basis
- Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter died alongside seven others in a plane crash
- The duo were headed for a basketball game where his daughter was expected to play
Celebrated American talk show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres has reminded everyone to not only celebrate life during special occasions following Kobe Bryant's death.
The comedian was addressing an audience who had attended Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday, January 27, when she opened up on appreciating life.
In a video clip shared on Ellen's Twitter handle, the comedian further mourned Kobe by sharing a message of love.
"Life is short and it is fragile. We do not know how many birthdays we have. Tell people you love them," she said.
Ellen went to narrate how Sunday, January 26, started out as a day of celebrations as it was her birthday.
Not only was she celebrating that but she had also been nominated for a Grammy but things darkened quickly after news of Kobe's death broke.
The former NBA pro died in a helicopter crash alongside his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna Mamba and seven other people.
The 41-year-old and the other passengers were headed for a basketball game where his daughter was expected to play and Bryant was expected to coach.
A motion has since been petitioned to have Kobe used as the new NBA logo with over 200,000 people supporting the motion.
The current NBA Logo is based on the likeness of NBA Legend, Jerry West, and his silhouette has been the logo for many years.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the late NBA legend and daughter, Gianna, attended a 7am mass before they died in the helicopter.
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The mass was held at the Cathedral of Our Lady Queen of the Angels in Newport Beach. Father Steve Sallot of the church said the NBA legend and his daughter were even present before the time for the mass.
It should be noted that the spokesperson of the cathedral was one of the first people to tweet about seeing Kobe and Gianna Bryant in church on Sunday, January 26.
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