The world held their breath yesterday as news revealed the fate of the victims who crashed in a helicopter crash in the hills of Southern California. Among them were NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, who were beloved icons in the sports community -- but they weren't the only ones.
In total, nine people lost their lives yesterday in what will be remembered as one of the darkest days in sports history.
Names include college baseball coach John Altobelli, along with his wife Keri and daughter Alyssa, Christina Mauser, Sarah Chester, Payton Chester and the pilot Ara Zobayan.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those affected during this tough time. As the world comes to grips with the tragedy, the direct friends and family of those who passed are no doubt feeling it most.