Kylie Jenner remembers Kobe Bryan's late pilot and reveals she used to fly on the helicopter that crashed over the weekend.
The 22-year-old reality TV star has opened up after the horrific crash which claimed the life of the basketball legend, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other people, including pilot Ara Zobayan.
Sharing an emotional tribute to the victims on her Instagram Story, Kylie wrote: "Rest in peace.. and prayers to these families. i still can't believe this.
"that was the helicopter i would fly on from time to time with that pilot, Ara. he was such a nice man. hold you loved ones close (sic)"
Kobe and Gianna were believed to be travelling to the Mamba Academy for a basketball practice when his private helicopter crashed, killing everyone on board.
Kanye West - who has married to Kylie's half-sister Kim Kardashian West - held a special midnight Sunday Service to pay tribute to the late NBA superstar.
According to a video that was shared online, Kanye's service saw him freestyle to the crowd in a rap dedicated to Kobe, in which he said he "broke down" after hearing the tragic news.
He rapped: "I was driving home / They was leaving your jersey on the freeway. And I just broke down, broke down, broke down."
Chance The Rapper was also present at the service, and performed a stripped down version of Kanye's 'Ultralight Beam' in honour of Kobe.
Part of the song reads: "When they come for you, I will shield your name / I will field their questions, I will feel your pain / No one can judge."
Gospel singer Kirk Franklin led the choir in a few traditional gospel songs, as well as a moving rendition of Journey hit 'Don't Stop Believing' with modified lyrics.
They sang: "When hurt brings you to your knees / Just call on Him, he'll give you ease. He'll surround you with his love / It goes on, and on, and on, and on."
Kim also expressed her sadness as she sent her love to Kobe's wife Vanessa and their three other daughters, 17-year-old Natalia, three-year-old Bianka, and seven-month-old Capri.
She tweeted: "My heart is so heavy. No one should ever experience what the families involved are going through. This has affected us all so much but I cannot begin to imagine what Vanessa is feeling losing her husband and her baby girl. I cry just thinking about it."