Kobe Bryant, the legendary Los Angeles Lakers guard, has reportedly died at the age of 41. The Hall of Fame player was reportedly in a helicopter accident.
TMZ Sports is reporting that Bryant, a five-time NBA champion, was killed in a fiery crash in Calabasas, California on Sunday morning.
Multiple Los Angeles-based outlets have since confirmed the tragic news.
Kobe Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar and future NBA Hall of Famer, died on Sunday in a helicopter crash. He was 41.Officials confirm to Variety that Bryant was a passenger on board a helicopter that crashed in the Los Angeles County suburb of Calabasas.
NBC News has confirmed that a crash took place:
Five people are dead in a helicopter crash in the Los Angeles area Sunday morning.
A call for a downed helicopter in Calabasas went out at 10:01 a.m. local time, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. There were no survivors in the crash.
LA County Sheriffs have also confirmed that the crash happened:
Avoid the area until further notice.
— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) January 26, 2020
Stay tuned for more details.
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