The Abu Dhabi Crown Prince has paid tribute to US basketball legend Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash.
In a post on Twitter, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, said: "We lost a man full of enterprise, who inspired generations."
We are saddened by the death of US basketball legend Kobe Bryant with his daughter in a tragic accident. We lost a man full of enterprise, who inspired generations. Sincere condolences to his family on the demise of such a star who thrilled fans with his performance & talent. pic.twitter.com/6SHJkX5K8o— محمد بن زايد (@MohamedBinZayed) January 27, 2020
Dubai’s Crown Prince and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, also paid his tributes to the NBA legend.
“Heroes come and go, but legends are forever," Sheikh Mohamed tweeted.
Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among the nine people on board the helicopter which crashed outside the city of Calabasas in California on Sunday.