Monrovia, Jan. 27 -- THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS: "It is with great sadness that I've learned of the passing of Basketball legend Kobe Bryant & his young daughter Gianna. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, his wife and surviving children, the National Basketball Association - most especially the Los Angeles Lakers organization? for the loss of their loved one, friend and colleague." - President George Weah

Liberian President George Manneh Weah says the death of former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant marks a sad day for the sporting world.

"This is not only a sad day for them, but for the entire sports world, as we are all devastated by this tragedy," the President posted on both his Twitter and Facebook pages Sunday.

Mr. Weah, ...