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Kobe Bryant and 13-year old daughter killed along with 3 others in a Helicopter crash in SoCal.



- Calibasas, CALIF.


Basketball legend Kobe Bryant has died after a helicopter crash in Casabas killed all five people on board, a representative from Lakers confirmed to Eyewitness News.

Authorities responded to reports of a downed aircraft on a hillside in the town of Calabasas around 10 a.m. Sunday. An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

The 41-year-old Bryant spent his entire professional basketball career with the Los Angeles Lakers and won five championships.

He was the fourth-highest scorer in NBA history, recently removed from third by LeBron James.


Two weeks ago Bryant visited Cashmere to see a high school basketball game.


Bryant was on his way to a travel basketball game with his daughter Gianna Bryant, who was 13, when the helicopter crashed, sources told Wojnarowski. Those aboard the helicopter also included another player and parent and the pilot. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, there were no survivors. An investigation is ongoing.