Breaking News – Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas today, this Sunday morning. He is a former Los Angeles Lakers star and NBA legend.According to TMZ, Kobe was traveling with at least 3 other people in his private helicopter when it went down when a fire broke out. Emergency personnel responded, but nobody on board survived. The LA Sherriff’s Department confirmed 5 people are dead. It’s said that his wife Vanessa Bryant was not among those on boardAccording to updates, he was traveling with his oldest daughter Gianna, who was affectionally called Gigi. Unfortunately, reports say that she also lost her life at early age of 13.
Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates after winning over the Boston Celtics in Game Seven of the 2010 NBA Finals on June 17, 2010 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The cause of the helicopter crash is under investigation. TMZ mentioned that Bryant frequently traveled via private helicopter as far back as his playing years, having traveled multiple times from Newport Beach, CA to the Staples Center for his games and practices.WPLG and additional news outlets are reporting Bryant’s death as well.Our condolences to Kobe’s family and friends!
Many have taken to Kobe’s social media page to express there sentiments.