The former Los Angeles Laker and his daughter Gianna died Sunday in the crash, and as many as seven other people may have been killed.
"We have some confirmed fatalities, but we don't have an exact number yet," a Jackson County official told the Associated Press.
"I got three small kids and am trying to figure out how to navigate life with three kids and no mom," Matt Mauser said of his wife Christina's death.
"People have gaps in their life, and some people filled it in with Kobe," Salvador Galindo said.
"Earlier today, Los Angeles, America and the whole wide world lost a hero," host Alicia Keys said. "We're literally standing here in the house that Kobe Bryant built."