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A cartoon joked about Kobe Bryant being killed in a helicopter crash back in 2016 has been removed by producers

dailystar: A cartoon which joked about Kobe Bryant being killed in a helicopter crash back in 2016 has been pulled by producers after the shock death of the NBA legend.

Bryant, 41, died alongside daughter Gianna, 13, and seven other passengers when the Sikorsky S-76B they were travelling in crashed in California on Sunday.

It led to footage of a clip from short-lived Comedy Central cartoon Legends of Chamberlain Heights being circulated on social media in which Bryant is involved in a helicopter crash.

The episode, entitled “End of Days”, was originally aired on November 16, 2016 and portrayed Bryant trapped in the wreckage of a plane with his NBA trophies before it explodes.

Characters then take his NBA Championship rings joking they were “Shaq’s anyway” in reference to the feud which once occurred between the two superstars at the LA Lakers.

Whilst the show only ran for 20 episodes and was concluded in August 2017, the Twitter account for the show begged for the video clip not to be shared and confirmed it had been removed in a heartfelt post.

They wrote: “Out of respect for Kobe and his family we have removed the clip of him and ask that you please don’t share it.

“RIP Kobe and Gigi Bryant and everyone else who died in the helicopter crash today.”

(Image: Twitter)

The link to the episode on the Comedy Central website has now been removed and the clip deleted from their Facebook page out of respect for the Bryant family.

They were not the only people to have “predicted” Bryant’s death in a helicopter crash, with a tweet from a user back in 2012 going viral after stating: “Kobe is going to end up dying in a helicopter crash”.

As has been pointed out, Bryant was a regular user of helicopters, travelling to practice and games with the Lakers in the private aircraft.

Bryant and daughter Gianna were tragically killed on Sunday (Image: USA Today)

The helicopter became known as the “Mamba Chopper” and was wrapped in black with his logos for his final NBA appearance.

Despite being 29-years-old, the helicopter was in “fantastic” condition and owned by a company with a “very good maintenance programme”, according to his former pilot.

Kurt Deetz flew the helicopter for Bryant between 2014 and 2016 but dismissed the notion of an engine failure, stating bad weather was likely the cause of the tragedy.

Deetz told the Los Angeles Times:”The likelihood of a catastrophic twin engine failure on that aircraft – it just doesn’t happen.”

Source: Published by dailystar

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6 months ago

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Victor Kelvin peter
Victor Kelvin peter
3 months ago

Making a right decision… For the peace keeping of the future.

Victor Bright
Victor Bright
3 months ago

Damnn…you don’t joke bout everything

Ekigho Grace
Ekigho Grace
3 months ago

Good decision…..rest on Kobe and gigi

Babatunde fatola samuel
Babatunde fatola samuel
3 months ago

That’s a very good decision

PEDRO
PEDRO
3 months ago

He could have change the helicopter..Because he had the money for that

Micah Maikudi
Micah Maikudi
3 months ago

This is so serious!! But no problem but we still loves the Simpsons 💖💖

Uzoma chinasa comfort
Uzoma chinasa comfort
3 months ago

Simpson and their prophetic cartoon movies though. it’s a good thing they deleted it. Bryant could have jokenly taken precautionary measures in constance travelling with helicopters since it was jokingly prophesied to him twice that he may die of helicopter crash

Christopher Ekoja Iduh
Christopher Ekoja Iduh
3 months ago

Kobe the whole world miss u

Atte
Atte
3 months ago

Was his death orchestrated or what. How come there were so many forecasts about his death before he died.
RIP Kobe.

stanley
stanley
3 months ago

Some joke are so very expensive

Ajagbe Olufemi
Ajagbe Olufemi
3 months ago

That’s just the best thing for the producer to do

Nwankwoeze Josephine chinyere
Nwankwoeze Josephine chinyere
3 months ago

We should try not to joke with death

Sikiru Toibu
Sikiru Toibu
3 months ago

Nice update

Okwu ebenezer chibundo
Okwu ebenezer chibundo
3 months ago

That Is the right decision

Afehomo Jane
Afehomo Jane
3 months ago

RIP Kobe and daughter.

Jonah Uchechukwu
Jonah Uchechukwu
3 months ago

Does it mean all this guys predicting his death saw into the future or what exactly

Ojeah John Ekene
Ojeah John Ekene
2 months ago

there were not supposed to do it at first. let’s learn to respect the dead

Maureen Eric
Maureen Eric
2 months ago

Rest on kobe

Williams Abraham
Williams Abraham
2 months ago

The cartoon are so funny

Suleiman Abdullahi
Suleiman Abdullahi
2 months ago

Joke apart
Good decision

Nelson Joseph
Nelson Joseph
2 months ago

We should be careful on things we joke about. Rest in peace any way

Ademola wahab
Ademola wahab
2 months ago

R.i.p champ, great gesture from them, there is no better than that, respect.

Ruth Ayibaemi
Ruth Ayibaemi
2 months ago

Kobe……..

Dada Ibrahim
Dada Ibrahim
2 months ago

Only God knows it would come true

Sunday Bose
Sunday Bose
2 months ago

It is well

Abashiya Wilfred Tanko
Abashiya Wilfred Tanko
2 months ago

That was actually a nice decision to remove the clip

ikechukwu
ikechukwu
2 months ago

this is really bad

Muritala Olatunji
Muritala Olatunji
2 months ago

That is actually awesome, it ought not to still be on net.

Ifeoma
Ifeoma
2 months ago

Some things are not supposed to be joked with especially life in the first place,lets learn from this act,it was a nice decision you guys made by removing it not minding the money you invested on it..continue to rest in peace kobe

Kpesu Emofegodo
Kpesu Emofegodo
2 months ago

Rest in peace kobe

Olaskky
Olaskky
2 months ago

Good decision

Ajao sherif
Ajao sherif
2 months ago

Good decision

Esther Areo
Esther Areo
2 months ago

Nice decision,but you don’t joke with everything

Nwede Kingsley
Nwede Kingsley
2 months ago

This may be a joke but it hurts.

Uche chinedu
Uche chinedu
2 months ago

Not everything should be taking for a joke

Uche chinedu
Uche chinedu
2 months ago

Kobe we love you

Uche chinedu
Uche chinedu
2 months ago

Rest in perfect peace Kobe and gigi

Oluwasefunmi
Oluwasefunmi
2 months ago

Good decision

Jane
Jane
2 months ago

They did the right thing

Ogunleye Oladele Samuel
Ogunleye Oladele Samuel
2 months ago

How could dey be joking with such?

Aderibigbe Latifat Adeyinka
Aderibigbe Latifat Adeyinka
2 months ago

Must they be joking always?

Ogunleye Gideon Ayomide
Ogunleye Gideon Ayomide
1 month ago

Very good.

Catherine Ochigbo
Catherine Ochigbo
1 month ago

Rip

Onyeke chioma lynda
Onyeke chioma lynda
1 month ago

Good decision