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Jerseys, flowers and candles are placed at a makeshift memorial as fans mourn the death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant. (Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images)
Jerseys, flowers and candles are placed at a makeshift memorial as fans mourn the death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant. (Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images)

The death of Kobe Bryant has had a profound impact on the public despite most not knowing him personally.

Here & Now's Tonya Mosley speaks with Erlanger Turner (@DrEarlTurner), a clinical psychologist and assistant professor of psychology at Pepperdine University, about why we grieve celebrities when they die.

This segment aired on February 21, 2020.

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