The Jonas Brothers Skip Red Carpet Interviews at 2020 Grammy Awards After Kobe Bryant Death

The Jonas Brothers are still scheduled to perform during the awards ceremony

The Jonas Brothers are taking a moment of silence after the sudden death of Kobe Bryant.

Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas walked the red carpet at the 2020 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night, but decided to skip all interviews just hours after news broke that Bryant tragically died along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others in a helicopter crash.

“I was meant to interview the Jonas Brothers tonight and they’ve canceled all interviews because they’re in shock,” said Sharon Osbourne, who is reporting as a CBS correspondent on the carpet during the network’s pre-show.

The band is still currently scheduled to perform during the awards ceremony.

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Before walking the red carpet, Nick, 27, called Bryant’s death “heartbreaking” on Twitter.

Kevin tweeted that he was “praying” for the Bryant family.

“Absolutely heartbreaking. Praying for strength for the entire Bryant family and sending all of you love,” he wrote. “Rest In Peace Kobe and Gianna.”

Bryant, 41, died Sunday morning alongside his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and an additional seven other people when their helicopter went down in Calabasas, California, authorities said at a press conference.

The athlete was reportedly traveling in his private helicopter at the time, according to TMZ.

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PeopleTV’s PEOPLE Now host Jeremy Parsons, PEOPLE Senior Editor Janine Rubenstein and Entertainment Weekly Senior News Editor Gerrad Hall are co-hosting a live red carpet pre-show ahead of the awards ceremony. Catch the full livestream above at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT or on PEOPLE’s Facebookand Twitter pages. You can also watch on the PeopleTV app, available on all of your favorite streaming devices.

Tune into the 62nd annual Grammy Awards at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS.

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