Vanessa Bryant, from left, Kobe Bryant, Natalia Bryant and Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant at the world premiere of “A Wrinkle in Time” in Los Angeles. Picture: AP

Vanessa Bryant has been inundated with messages of support in the comments for her Instagram post about the death of Kobe Bryant and their teenage daughter.

The 37-year-old model took to Instagram on Wednesday to express her devastation after basketball legend Kobe Bryant and their 13-year-old daughter Gianna passed away alongside seven others in a helicopter crash on Sunday and her comments were quickly filled with messages of love and prayers.

Ellen DeGeneres – who gave a lengthy tribute to Kobe on her talk show earlier this week – wrote: “There is so much love in the world for you right now. I hope you can feel it.”