Basketball legend Kobe Bryant, 41, and his daughter, Gianna, 13, were among nine people who lost their lives when a helicopter crashed on a hillside in Calabasas, California on Sunday morning, January 26. Since then, tributes from thousands of fans across the world have been pouring in as they process the loss.

“He was a community member, a church member – I saw him at the market,” says one mourner.

“I'm feeling as if I've lost a brother,” says another.

Do people really grieve someone that they don’t actually know?

“The answer is yes they do,” says Dr. Phil. “Because, when you have someone that’s a role model, someone you looked up to for a generation, it certainly leaves a void when they’re taken so suddenly.”

Watch the video above for a remembrance of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, as well as those who perished with them. Plus, learn more about the grieving process, and how young people, especially, may be affected by the sudden loss of an icon.

And on Tuesday, listen to Dr. Phil’s podcast, Phil in the Blanks, when sportscaster Jim Hill joins Dr. Phil in a special tribute to the basketball star. Listen and subscribe here.