About 200 students gathered under Storke Tower around 8 p.m. on Sunday to mourn the loss of Kobe Bryant, who, along with his daughter and seven others, died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas earlier today. 

Speaking through the tears, students took turns sharing their favorite memories from Bryant’s 20-year basketball career, marked by his dedication to the game and “Mamba Mentality.” A small poster, featuring Bryant and his daughter, was also available to write messages on. 

Photos of the vigil taken by Nexus photographers can be viewed below:

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