Basketball legend Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash

Per TMZ, basketball legend Kobe Bryant has reportedly died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.

The incident occurred on Sunday morning (January 26), as the 41-year-old former Los Angeles Lakers star was traveling in his private helicopter.

Eight other people were on board, including Bryant's 13-year-old daughter Gianna - none of them survived.

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The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Bryant is survived by his wife Vanessa, whom he married in 2001, and their three other daughters - Natalia, Bianca, and newborn Capri.

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The 18-time NBA All-Star spent his entire 20-year career with the LA Lakers, winning five NBA championships and amassing two scoring titles, the MVP award in 2007-08, two finals MVPs and 15 appearances on the all NBA team. Kobe wore No. 8 and 24 for the Lakers, both of which were retired by the franchise and hang in the rafters of Staples Center.

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