Basketball great Kobe Bryant (41) and his daughter Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant (13) died in a helicopter crash today, outside of Calabasas, California. Bryant is survived by his wife Vanessa and three other children.

The President of the United States tweeted the news this afternoon, saying “that is terrible news.”

We lift up the Bryant family and friends and ask our Lord and Savior to walk ever so closely with them during this time of grief and sorrow.

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18