Born on August 23, 1978; aged 41 years, American basketball legend and NBA star Kobe Bryant has reportedly died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas. The crash killed a total of nine people according to the authorities
Bryant’s wife, Vanessa, was not among those aboard the chopper, according to the report.
Bryant starred for two decades with the Los Angeles Lakers, winning five championships and making 18 All-Star Games before retiring after the 2016 season.
Bryant had four daughters, Natalia Diamante Bryant (17), Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant (13), Bianka Bella Bryant (3), Capri Kobe Bryant (7 months). Kobe’s daughter Gianna plays basketball as well.
The world will miss this legend. RIP Kobe Bryant.
Today at 0947am, @LHSLASD assisted @LACOFD with a Helicopter Crash near the @CityofCalabasas. All we can confirm at the moment is 9 people were on board. No one survived. We at @LASDHQ offer our condolences to those families affected. @NTSB & @FAANews are on scene & investigating pic.twitter.com/IqSIeqzZbl
— Alex Villanueva (@LACoSheriff) January 26, 2020