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

UPDATE...



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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27 Comments
Legend
Reply29 days
RIP to one of the greats. prayers for his family. tragic news.
Reply29 days
13-year old daughter also dead in the crash. Heartbreaking
Reply29 days
One of the greatest to ever do it. RIP, legend.
Reply29 days
I hate it when people die in these awful accidents. Helicopters seem to crash a lot.
Reply29 days
God, this sucks. Has to be the most shocking sports figure death of all time.
Reply29 days
His 13 year old daughter was also confirmed as one of those killed in the crash. Unbelievably sad news.
Reply29 days
Always loved Shaq and Kobe together. RIP
Reply29 days
Man that's terrible. Never get in a helicopter or small plane if you are famous
Reply29 days
Or if you are not. I've flown in both but I don't think that I'd fly in either again.
29 days
so it's ok for others to die in a helicopter crash but not famous people! lol wow.
29 days
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...
Reply29 days
RIP mamba
Reply29 days
Heartbreaking news. One of my all time favorites.
Reply29 days
How tf did you spell "Calabasas" correctly?
Reply29 days
This hurts.
Reply29 days
Awful news. RIP
Reply29 days
Just awful. RIP to one of the greats.
Reply29 days
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.
Reply29 days
Has 4 daughters and wife....heartbreaking
Reply29 days
Heartbreaking...
Reply29 days
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