The 41-year-old former Los Angeles Lakers basketball star’s death was first confirmed by TMZ.
Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Sunday morning.
Bryant reportedly was traveling with four other people including daughter ‘Gi-Gi’ 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.
The cause of the crash is under investigation. Witnesses reported hearing the helicopter’s engine sputtering before it went down.
It is unclear where the chopper departed from or where it was headed. Apparently, the crash occurred behind the home of Kourtney Kardashian.
Watch Crash footage below;