Daytime TV host Ellen DeGeneres struggled to carry again tears as she delivered an emotional tribute to NBA legend Kobe Bryant.
In a preview clip of “The Ellen Degeneres Present,” to be aired Tuesday, DeGeneres reminded her viewers that “life is brief, and it’s fragile.”
“We don’t know what number of birthdays now we have,” she mentioned, reflecting on the Los Angeles Lakers nice, who was killed alongside his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and 7 others in a helicopter accident on Sunday.
“We don’t should have a birthday to have fun. Simply have fun life,” DeGeneres added. “For those who haven’t informed somebody you like them, do it now. Inform folks you like them. Name your pals. Textual content your pals. Hug them. Kiss them.”
She additionally expressed gratitude for her spouse, actor Portia de Rossi, and her workers.
“I do know that I’m fortunate to have a spouse who loves me a lot, despite the fact that I don’t have a Grammy,” DeGeneres mentioned. “I get to come back to work each single day with individuals who make me chuckle. I like all people I work with.”
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In one other section, DeGeneres remembered Bryant “for his kindness and the instances that he helped us give again to deserving folks on our present.”
“Our hearts exit to Kobe’s household and all of the households who misplaced family members on Sunday,” she mentioned after airing footage of the athlete stunning her friends. “Be sort to 1 one other.”
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