By Sam Mcevoy For Mailonline
Published: 13:36 GMT, 27 January 2020 | Updated: 13:36 GMT, 27 January 2020
David Beckham has paid a heartfelt tribute to Kobe Bryant after the basketball legend passed away on Sunday.
Bryant died after the helicopter he was travelling in crashed on the hills of Calabasas in California. Bryant's daughter Gianna, 13, and seven others were also killed in the crash.
David Beckham (centre) has spoken out following the death of close friend Kobe Bryant (right)
He wrote on Instagram: 'It’s taken me hours to work out what to write and still my words won’t ever be enough to describe