Basketball Legend/Dad-Of-Four, Kobe Bryant Dies Alongside Daughter In Helicopter Crash At 41!

Retired Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is dead. The dad-of-four died on Sunday, January 26th in a helicopter crash in Calabasas. Kobe was traveling with at least three other people in his private helicopter. The cause of the accident is under investigation. It was not initially clear the identities of the other people involved in the crash, but it is now known that Kobe’s second daughter, Gianna Maria Onore, 13, was also killed in the helicopter crash alongside her father.

Kobe and Gianna

According to reports, emergency personnel responded, but nobody on board survived the crash and five people were confirmed dead at scene.

Kobe and family

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The Los Angeles Times confirmed that a helicopter crash had occurred before 10 a.m. near Las Virgenes Road, south of Agoura Road. There were foggy conditions that caused the helicopter to crash in the hills above Calabasas and burst into flames.

Kobe Bryant and second daughter, 13-year-old Gianna died in Sunday’s helicopter crash

 

Emergency Services personnel were unable to get to the aircraft until the fire was contained. Bryant has been known for traveling via a private helicopter for years even during his time with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Kobe Bryant and family

He famously commuted from Newport Beach to the STAPLES Center in downtown Los Angeles by way of his Sikorsky S-76 chopper. Bryant is survived by his wife, Vanessa, and their three remaining daughters, Natalia, Bianca, and Capri.

Kobe and wife

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