The hockey community is mourning the death of former NBA player Kobe Bryant. Multiple reports indicate Bryant passed away in a tragic plane crash in Calabasas, California on Sunday morning. Bryant was 41.

According to the reports, Bryant was travelling with eight other people in his private helicopter when it went down. A fire broke out and nobody on board survived. NBC News has since confirmed that Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, is one of the people who perished in the crash.

This is a devastating day for the sports world. Bryant was a generational NBA talent who inspired many of the current greats in the sports world. Bryant’s incredible basketball legacy includes 5 NBA Championships, 18 All-Star appearances and an MVP Award. He spent all 20 seasons of his NBA career with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Some sports fans outside of basketball may know the name, but may not be familiar with who Kobe Bryant really was. Kobe’s last ever tweet is the perfect example of the person he was off the court.

On Saturday night, Lakers star LeBron James passed Kobe Bryant for third place on the all-time NBA scoring list. Bryant’s last ever tweet was congratulating James on passing him and “continuing to move the game forward.”

Tributes for Kobe Bryant have poured in from all over the world. The hockey community has taken to social media to pay their respects to one of the greatest basketball players of all time.

Washington Capitals’ captain Alex Ovechkin is among the many prominent NHL stars who have been affected by Bryant’s death. The Russian superstar took to Twitter on Sunday to pay his respects. Ovechkin has met Kobe 3-4 times and tweeted out photos of the two meeting as part of a touching tribute.

Ovechkin also spoke to the media about what Kobe meant to him and how the former NBA star was an inspiration. “He always treated me well,” Ovechkin told reporters. “He was a legend in the basketball world and in the whole world. It’s tough. I still can’t believe it.”

We’ve compiled other reactions from the hockey community down below.

A very, very dark day in sports.