NBA legend Kobe Bryant, 41, Killed In Helicopter Crash

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UPDATE: TMZ is now reporting one of Kobe Bryant’s daughter also died in the crash. The sheriff also told the media a total of nine people died.

NBA legend Kobe Bryant died Sunday at the age of 41.

According to TMZ, the former Los Angeles Lakers superstar died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. The cause of the accident is unknown at this time.

ABC 7 confirmed the news Sunday.


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There were eight other people on the helicopter, and none of them survived. Kobe’s wife Vanessa wasn’t with him.

This is honestly incredibly tragic. I’m at a loss for words right now. Kobe Bryant was one of the greatest athletes to ever live.

Now, at the young age of 41, he’s dead in a tragic helicopter accident.


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I’m just sitting here stunned. I’m at a loss for words, and I can’t believe this. What a terribly tragic situation for Kobe and his entire family.

Our thoughts and prayers are with everybody touched by this tragedy.