Popular Basketball Star, Kobe Bryant has reportedly died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Sunday morning.
The 41-year-old former Los Angeles Lakers basketball star’s death was confirmed by TMZ.
The media outlet reported that Bryant was traveling with four other people in his private helicopter when it crashed, killing everyone on board.
Officials with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department responded to reports of the crash near Las Virgenes Rd and Willow Glen St in Calabasas at around 10am after a fire broke out.
Bryant was reportedly traveling with four other people in his private helicopter when it crashed, killing everyone on board
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Kobe Bryant’s daughter died alongside her father in a helicopter crash in California, reports TMZ.
Gianna Maria, 13, perished in the tragedy earlier today which has five confirmed fatalities.
It is believed they were on their way to basketball practice when the crash occurred in Calabasas, near central Los Angeles.
Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, also known as GiGi, was a talented youth basketball player who regularly attended LA Lakers games with her father.
His wife Vanessa is not believed to have been involved in the accident.
The pair share three other daughters, Natalia and Bianca and their newborn Capri.
Judging by the flight path taken, the chopper carrying Bryant circled at least 10 times over a period of 15 minutes before crashing.