American singer Beyonce on Thursday paid a heartfelt tribute to the late basketball legend Kobe Bryant days after he lost his life along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna in a helicopter crash.

Oscar recipient and NBA legend Kobe Bryant who recently lost his life in a helicopter crash will be honored at the 92nd Academy Awards function to be held on February 09, reported Fox News.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Kobe Bryant- Two powerful words in sports, yes not just in the sport of basketball, but the whole wide world of sports. The name and the man had a lasting impact on the lives of so many around the world.

From the red carpet to the main stage, sadness loomed over music’s biggest night Sunday at the arena in downtown Los Angeles where Kobe Bryant played for 20 years for the city’s NBA team.

CALABASAS, Calif. Jan 27: Kobe Bryant, one of the NBA’s all-time greatest players whose international stardom transcended basketball, was killed at age 41 on Sunday in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles along with his 13-year-old daughter and seven others on board, officials said.

Sportsperson-turned-filmmaker Kobe Bryant and wife Vanessa Laine welcomed their fourth daughter on Thursday.