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Kobe Bryant Dies In Helicopter Crash In Calabasas Sunday Morning
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

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This is so sad to report...Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas Sunday morning ... TMZ Sports has confirmed...
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Kobe was traveling with at least 3 other people in his private helicopter when it went down. A fire broke out. Emergency personnel responded, but nobody on board survived. 5 people are confirmed dead. We're told Vanessa Bryant was not among those on board.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Kobe has famously used a helicopter to travel for years -- dating back to when he played for the Lakers. He was known for commuting from Newport Beach, CA to the STAPLES Center in DTLA in his Sikorsky S-76 chopper.

KB is survived by his wife Vanessa, and their four daughters -- Gianna, Natalia and Bianca and their newborn Capri.
This was his last tweet from last night...

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Legend
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RIP to one of the greats. prayers for his family. tragic news.
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13-year old daughter also dead in the crash. Heartbreaking
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One of the greatest to ever do it. RIP, legend.
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I hate it when people die in these awful accidents. Helicopters seem to crash a lot.
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God, this sucks. Has to be the most shocking sports figure death of all time.
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His 13 year old daughter was also confirmed as one of those killed in the crash. Unbelievably sad news.
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Always loved Shaq and Kobe together. RIP
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Man that's terrible. Never get in a helicopter or small plane if you are famous
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Or if you are not. I've flown in both but I don't think that I'd fly in either again.
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so it's ok for others to die in a helicopter crash but not famous people! lol wow.
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damn... i keep clicking on different articles and stuff, just hoping that this is some sort of mistake, and that he's actually still alive... just seems so surreal...
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RIP mamba
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Heartbreaking news. One of my all time favorites.
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How tf did you spell "Calabasas" correctly?
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This hurts.
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Awful news. RIP
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Just awful. RIP to one of the greats.
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Holy shite. I read that and thought it was one of those fake celebrity deaths at first
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His family must feel like they're in a nightmare. How terrible.
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Has 4 daughters and wife....heartbreaking
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Heartbreaking...
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