KISS icon Gene Simmons has uploaded a new photo on his official Instagram account, penned an emotional farewell message after Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant.

On the morning of January 26, former Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, 41, and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, passed away in a helicopter accident in California while going to the Mamba Sports Academy for his daughter’s basketball training.

It was reported that 9 people killed in the accident near Calabasas, California. Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson Allen Kenitzer said in a statement that the ‘Sikorsky S-76’ type helicopter crashed due to fog, it was confirmed that Kobe and his daughter were among the dead. Kobe fans have released the condolences message.

After the tragic death, Gene Simmons took to Instagram to show his respect for the former Los Angeles Lakers guard and five-time NBA champion by sharing the picture of him.

Here’s what Gene Simmons wrote:

“Rest In Peace Kobe. Your legacy will never be forgotten and your contributions to the community have made an immeasurable difference. Thank you. Condolences as well to the other souls lost in this tragedy.”

A fan named gardnertracy45 commented and said this:

“RIP…..Prayers go out to to his family,As well to the family of the other people that lost their lives today. May God be with y’all at this difficult time.😥🙏🙏❤️”

Another fan named juliebohez wrote this:

“Just unbelievable! No words. May he RIP 💖”

See the Instagram post below.