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Rock and Metal Musicians React to the Death of NBA Star Kobe Bryant


Basketball stars and sports writers weren’t the only ones shaken by the death of former NBA star Kobe Bryant this evening, after news broke that the legendary Los Angeles Laker died in a helicopter crash in California this morning along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven other people. He was only 41 years old.

Below, have a look at some of the reactions posted on social media by musicians and celebrities from around the world of rock and metal. We will add to this post as more rock and metal personalities share their thoughts.

Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves):

Clint Lowery (Sevendust):

Matt Sorum (ex-Guns N’ Roses, ex-Velvet Revolver, ex-The Cult):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Dino Cazares (Fear Factory):

Chris Fronzak (Attila):

Otep Shamaya (Otep):

Butch Walker:

Eddie Trunk:

Paul Stanley (Kiss):

Jason Aalon Butler (Fever 333):

Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides):

Vernon Reid (Living Colour):

Shavo Odadjian (System of a Down):

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No words.. ???????? RIP @kobebryant

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Chris Kael (Five Finger Death Punch)

Ice-T (Body Count):

Phil Demmel (Vio-Lence, ex-Machine Head):

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