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Kobe Bryant’s death: 2012 tweet on NBA legend’s death in helicopter crash goes viral

After a Twitter user spotted the post on Kobe Bryant’s death from 2012 and shared it online, it quickly captured people’s attention

it-s-viral Updated: Jan 27, 2020 15:01 IST
Trisha Sengupta
Trisha Sengupta
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, died in a helicopter crash.
Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, died in a helicopter crash. (Twitter/@NBA)

Kobe Bryant’s tragic demise has left the world shocked and saddened people. World leaders, film stars, athletes and fans of the NBA icon are taking to Twitter to pay tributes to Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, who also died in the crash. Amidst these, a tweet from 2012 has gained attention from people – and left many freaked out.

“Kobe is going to end up dying in a helicopter crash,” reads the tweet which was shared on November 14, 2012.

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After a Twitter user spotted the tweet and shared it online, the post quickly captured people’s attention. Till now, it has gathered over 1.5 lakh retweets.

The tweet has left some disturbed and many others agitated.

There were several who expressed their suspicion about the authenticity of the tweet. While some argued that the timestamp has been changed, others called it to be a fake post. Defending the authenticity, a few others came forward to comment that the tweet could not have been faked. One person even created a Twitter thread to explain the reasons.

Some people pointed that the tweet is a coincidence, writing that Kobe Bryant often used a helicopter for travels.

The Twitter user, who shared the tweet, didn’t explain the reason behind the post. However, while replying to a recent comment on the tweet, the person expressed that they’re sorry for sharing it.