Basketball Legend Kobe Bryant Has Died In A Helicopter Crash
Absolutely devastating news today, as basketball legend and five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant has reportedly died in a helicopter crash. He was just 41 years old.
Accordng to BBC, Bryant was in a private helicopter travelling over the Californian city of Calabasas at around 10am local time when the aircraft burst into flames.
Student newspaper Pepperdine Graphic tweeted an image of the crash in the distance, shrouded by smoke.
The Los Angeles County's Sheriff Department reported that five people died in the crash, and there were no survivors.
TMZ reports that Kobe's 13 year old daughter, Gianna, also passed away in the crash.
TMZ also reports that eyewitnesses heard the sound of the helicopter's engine sputtering before it went down. The helicopter reportedly belonged to Kobe himself.
With a two decade career with the Los Angeles Lakers, the legend retired in 2016. He was married to Vanessa Bryant, and they had four kids - Bianka, Gianna, Natalie and Capri.
Rest In Peace.
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