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Atiku Abubakar, former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, has reacted to the death of basketball legend, Kobe Bryant.

Kobe was traveling on Sunday with at least 9 other people in his private helicopter when his helicopter went down and fire broke out.

Kobe's daughter, Gianna Maria was also reported to have been on board the helicopter and died alongside her father in the crash in Calabasas on Sunday, TMZ Sports had confirmed.

Kobe, who used a helicopter to travel for years, was known for commuting from Newport Beach, CA to the STAPLES Center in DTLA in his Sikorsky S-76 chopper.

Reacting to his death, Atiku recalled that Kobe redefined the game of basketball for all to watch.

In a tweet, he wrote: "Kobe redefined the beautiful game of basketball for all of us. Rest In Peace, legend. -AA"

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