- TV show host Ellen DeGeneres broke down in tears as she recalled her great friend Kobe Bryant
- Bryant passed away in a tragic helicopter crash on the same day Ellen was celebrating her 62nd birthday
- That day was also the Grammy Awards where Ellen was nominated but she was not able to win the award
- Ellen reminded everyone to celebrate life always because anything can change in just a second
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TV host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres got emotional as she recalled the tragic death of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant.
KAMI learned that her talk show was aired on Tuesday but it was taped on Monday after the helicopter crash happened.
In a report by Fox News, Ellen shared that on January 26 (US time), she was celebrating her 62nd birthday and it was the Grammy Awards where she was nominated.
However, it was also the sad day that shocked the world when Kobe and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant died in a helicopter that crashed in Calabasas.
“Today is Monday. Yesterday was Sunday and it happened to be my birthday and the Grammy Awards. I was nominated. I didn’t win. Not the point,” Ellen quipped as she was crying.
“Yesterday was a celebratory day and we got tragic news about Kobe Bryant and everything changed in a second,” she added.
The comedian also encourages people to celebrate life and tell people how much you love them before it is too late.
“Life is short and it's fragile and we don't know how many birthdays we have. We don't have to have a birthday to celebrate, just celebrate life," Ellen said.
“And if you haven't told someone you love them, do it now. Tell people you love them. Call your friends, text your friends, hug them, kiss them. Be nice to the people at the DMV. They're people, be nice to them,” she added.
In a previous report by KAMI, the authorities have confirmed the identities of the victims involved in the helicopter crash, including Kobe.
Ellen DeGeneres is a comedian and TV talk show host. Kobe Bryant made about three guesting on her show, The Ellen Show.