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Freaky 2012 tweet predicted Kobe Bryant’s helicopter death

As news of 41-year-old basketball legend Kobe Bryant, a five-time NBA champion and two-time Olympic gold medallist, passing away in a helicopter crash sent shockwaves across sports fraternity, the Mamba fans and supporters gathered to pay homage to one of the most celebrated basketball players in the history of the sport.

The Sikorsky S-76 chopper he was travelling in slammed into the rugged hillside in Calabasas, west of Los Angeles on Sunday.

Kobe, who was accompanied by his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, along with 7 passengers and crew members on board succumbed to the horrific crash.

To celebrate the athlete, some dug up old interviews of Kobe talking about his daughter Gianna, while others shared personal anecdotes and interactions with the NBA champ.

Amongst them, however, was a tweet dated 2012 that ended up upsetting those mourning the demise of the player.

On November 14, 2012, a Twitter user who goes by the handle @dotNoso, had “predicted” Kobe’s death. Heck, he even mentioned the exact manner of the player’s death.

“Kobe is going to end up dying in a helicopter crash,” the account had tweeted.

The prediction has stunned many, while few sensed some foul play.

However, twitter does not allow users to  modify tweets or dates which means the tweet was real.

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