RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Novelist Paulo Coelho disclosed on Monday that he had been writing a children's book in partnership with basketball player Kobe Bryant who was killed on Sunday in a helicopter crash in the US.

The disclosure was made on his social media during a tribute to the former LA Lakers player. The famous author further said that the draft will be deleted as it has lost all meaning with the death of Kobe Bryant.

"You were more than a great player, dear Kobe Bryant. I learned a lot by interacting with you. Will delete the draft . . .

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