Earlier this week, the deaths of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others in a tragic helicopter crash rocked the nation.
Since then, many people — celebrities and fans — have posted tributes of the Black Mamba and sent condolences to everyone affected by this tragedy:
One of the most recent tributes came from Jonah Hill.
Hill posted this throwback pic — that used to be a popular meme — of him and Kobe that his late brother, Jordan Feldstein, took.
"This picture became a funny internet thing years back and it always made me laugh when I’d see memes of it," His caption reads. "I used to love 'on purpose, very awkward photos' whenever I was around someone I respected and this is about as comically awkward as it gets."
"I hesitate to post this as it’s usually connected to humor. But for me this photo represents a LOT more."
"I'm sitting next to my brother and he’s taking this. It was the night we both met Kobe and he was so nice to us. So funny, so amazing and so kind (in the middle of a game!) My brother and I grew up worshiping the Lakers and because of my job we got to sit next to Kobe and the whole team! I have lived a privileged life."
"It’s my favorite memory with my brother. I’m sitting between Kobe and my brother and now they’re both gone."
"I have been staring at this photo for days in disbelief and sadness and joy. It’s my favorite picture and I think it represents for me, all of the hard and amazing things in life and how fleeting they are. But their fleeting nature doesn’t make them any less beautiful."
"I’ve been thinking a lot about saying Rest In Peace and what that means. But I don’t think Kobe or my brother are resting. I think they’re hustling up there. Working hard and getting shit done. Cuz that’s what they do."
"All my love to the ones here left behind. Take care of each other and love each other. That’s the lesson I’ve learned ❤️."
You can read Jonah's entire tribute below:
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