Kobe Bryant’s sisters Sharia Washington and Shaya Tabb spoke out for the first time since their brother’s death in a helicopter crash on Sunday.

The Los Angeles Lakers star and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant were among the nine victims.

RELATED:  Kobe Bryant’s Grieving Mother is Seen for the First Time

The sisters thanked fans for reaching out, adding that their lives are “forever changed” by the tragedy.

Sharia Washington and Shaya Tabb reached out to iOne Digital to exclusively release the first public statement from the family after the tragedy in Southern California on Sunday morning.

The statement was accompanied by some personal family photos of themselves with Bryant, 41, as well as others featuring Gianna, their children, parents and more.

Flip the Page to see their message and pics: