Tweet From 2012, Predicting Kobe Bryant's Death, Has Twitter Freaking Out

News of Kobe Bryant's death led to an outpouring of grief on social media.

Tweet From 2012, Predicting Kobe Bryant's Death, Has Twitter Freaking Out

Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash on Sunday morning (AFP)

Kobe Bryant died on Sunday morning in a helicopter crash. The NBA legend, 41, was traveling with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other passengers when their helicopter slammed into a hillside in Calabasas, California, killing everyone on board. News of Kobe Bryant's death led to an outpouring of grief on social media. Amidst this, a tweet from 2012 predicting how the basketball icon would die has left Twitter users shocked.

"Kobe is going to end up dying in a helicopter crash," reads the tweet which was shared on November 14, 2012.

The tweet has gone viral eight years after it was shared and has left people freaking out, considering that Twitter does not allow users to edit their tweets once they have been posted.

Some people called the tweet fake. However, one Twitter user explained why the tweet could not have been edited and is, in all probability, real.

Another Twitter user also explained why the tweet had been posted back in 2012, saying it was made on the day Kobe Bryant flew teammate Steve Blake on his helicopter.

Kobe Bryant - two-time Olympic gold medallist - was travelling with his daughter to the Mamba Sports Academy when the crash occurred, reports Today. The academy was established by Bryant, who was famously known as Black Mamba. Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli and assistant coach for an Orange County private elementary school basketball team, Christina Mauser, were also killed in the crash that occurred shortly before 10 am on Sunday.

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