The Academy to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant at upcoming Oscars awards show

As people continue to mourn the death of Kobe Bryant, the Academy of Arts and Sciences will be the latest organization to honour the late basketball player.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Oscars will honour Bryant, who won an award for Best Animated Short in 2018 for his short film, Dear Basketball.

The Oscars awards show is set to hold on 10 February with a wide array of hosts, including Gal Gadot, Zazie Beats, Timothee Chalamet and others.

Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna Maria-Onores Bryant, and seven others were involved in a fatal car crash in Calabasas on Sunday, 26 January.

Since the news of his death broke, the world has mourned him with touching tributes from world leaders, celebrities, and basketball players who were on the court with Bryant during his career.

The Academy also paid him a tribute on Sunday following his death, writing: “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. Rest in peace.”

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