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Former NBA great Kobi Bryant dies in helicopter crashFormer NBA great Kobi Bryant dies in helicopter crashKOBI BRYANT has died at the age of 41 in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, TMZ reports. Five people were killed in the crash the morning of Sunday, January 26, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.


The 41-year-old NBA legend was one of four passengers, according to reports. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Bryant’s daughter Gianna Maria Onore was also on board and died in the crash, per TMZ. Bryant’s daughter was just 13 years old and they were traveling to basketball practice at Mamba Academy near Thousand Oaks.

According to TMZ, Bryant’s wife, Vanessa Bryant, was not among those on the helicopter. Bryant and his wife have three surviving daughters.

NBA legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas on the morning of Sunday, January 26, per TMZ. Bryant was traveling with at least three other people and the cause of the crash is being investigated.

TMZ was the first to report Bryant’s death. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski confirmed the report that Bryant was among those dead in the helicopter crash. “Kobe Bryant is among those dead in a helicopter crash outside Los Angeles, a source confirms to ESPN,” Wojnarowski tweeted.

Heavy will continue to update this page as more details on Bryant’s death are announced. On the eve of his passing, LeBron James passed Bryant on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. Bryant took to Twitter to congratulate James on the achievement in what would be his final post.

“Continuing to move the game forward @KingJames. Much respect my brother 💪🏾 #33644,” Bryant tweeted.

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