Reports are coming in, and the LA authorities have confirmed that NBA Legend Koby Bryant has passed away in a helicopter crash.
He was just 41 years old.
one of the best legends in history NBA player Kobe Bryant has died in a California helicopter crash, reports said Sunday.
He was 41 years only.
Kobe was among at least 4 people traveling in his private helicopter over Calabasas when a fire broke out, sending the chopper spiraling from the sky, according to TMZ Sports.
According to The Times crash occurred around 10 a.m. local time amid foggy conditions in the hills overlooking Calabasas, with the chopper sparking a brush fire on impact that hampered initial rescue efforts.
There were no survivors, and the cause of the crash is under investigation, according to TMZ.
Authorities investigating the crash confirmed to KTLA – Channel 5 that at least five people were killed in the crash, but did not identify the victims by name.
Bryant’s wife, Vanessa, was not among those aboard the chopper, according to reports.
He is also survived by the couple’s four daughters, with the youngest born just last June.
Bryant starred for two decades with the Los Angeles Lakers, winning five championships and making 18 All-Star Games before hanging up his basketball shoes following the 2016 season.
The stunning death of the sweet-shooting guard came just hours after he toasted fellow NBA icon and current Laker LeBron James for passing him for third place on the league’s all-time scoring list.
Sending Kobe Bryant's family, friends and fans my deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to all who cared and shared the LOVE for him