Kobe Bryant's 13-year-old daughter Gianna reportedly among those who died in helicopter crash

Kobe Bryant's 13-year-old daughter Gianna reportedly among those who died in helicopter crash

Legendary Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant has reportedly died in a helicopter crash today at the age of 41.

Per Variety, the NBA legend was travelling with four other people in a private helicopter when it crashed in Calabasas on Sunday morning. They are all believed to have been killed.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said that a call went out for a downed helicopter at 10.01am.

There are believed to be no survivors.

Snopes reports that KABC-TV in Los Angeles has confirmed the information.

Now, it is being reported that Kobe Bryant's 13-year-old daughter Gianna - nicknamed Gigi - was also on board the private helicopter.

According to TMZ, Kobe and Gianna were on their way to the Mamba Academy for basketball practice in nearby Thousand Oaks.

ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted:

"Sources: Kobe Bryant was on his way to a travel basketball game with his daughter Gianna when the helicopter crashed. Those aboard the helicopter also included another player and parent."