Kobe Bryant 'to be honoured at Oscars'

Kobe Bryant. (Getty Images)
Kobe Bryant. (Getty Images)

Cape Town - The Academy Awards are reportedly going to pay tribute to the late Kobe Bryant at the Oscars ceremony on 9 February.

The 41-year-old and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna were among seven people who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday.

The basketball player won an Oscar in 2018 for the animated short, Dear Basketball.

On Sunday the Academy paid tribute to him on Instagram.

Alongside a picture they wrote: "They doubted a kid could make it in the NBA and he proved them wrong. They doubted he could win a championship and he proved them wrong.

"They doubted he could make movies and he won an Oscar. Like all great artists, Kobe Bryant proved the doubters wrong."


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Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht