Update: KOBE BRYANT DEAD AT 41
– Killed in helicopter crash
– Calabasas, California
– 5 people were on board
– No survivors
– Aircraft crashed on hillside
– Cause of crash unknown pic.twitter.com/5WzOjQ2VsB
— news smart (@NewSmartNews) January 26, 2020
The sports icon died aboard his private helicopter while it was flying over Calabasas and crashed.
Kobe Bryant, a 20-year guard for the Los Angeles Lakers and five-time NBA champion among many other sports laurels, has died, ABC7 has reported. He was 41.
The sports icon and Oscar winner died aboard his private helicopter while it was flying over Calabasas and crashed, starting a fire, according to TMZ Sports. Five people including Bryant died in the crash, which is under investigation.
The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to Bryant’s representatives for comment.
Kobe’s oldest daughter was with him.
TMZ reporting that Kobe’s daughter Gigi was also on the helicopter. Here’s the two of them dissecting the game. 💔💔 pic.twitter.com/KDXS3MYMID
— Amarnath Amarasingam (@AmarAmarasingam) January 26, 2020
Sources: Kobe Bryant was on his way to a travel basketball game with his daughter Gianna when the helicopter crashed. Those aboard the helicopter also included another player and parent.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 26, 2020
— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) January 26, 2020