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...
quote:

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...

Filed Under: NBA

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27 Comments
Legend
Reply21 months
RIP to one of the greats. prayers for his family. tragic news.
Reply21 months
13-year old daughter also dead in the crash. Heartbreaking
Reply21 months
One of the greatest to ever do it. RIP, legend.
Reply21 months
I hate it when people die in these awful accidents. Helicopters seem to crash a lot.
Reply21 months
God, this sucks. Has to be the most shocking sports figure death of all time.
Reply21 months
His 13 year old daughter was also confirmed as one of those killed in the crash. Unbelievably sad news.
Reply21 months
Always loved Shaq and Kobe together. RIP
Reply21 months
Man that's terrible. Never get in a helicopter or small plane if you are famous
Reply21 months
Or if you are not. I've flown in both but I don't think that I'd fly in either again.
21 months
so it's ok for others to die in a helicopter crash but not famous people! lol wow.
21 months
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...
Reply21 months
RIP mamba
Reply21 months
Heartbreaking news. One of my all time favorites.
Reply21 months
How tf did you spell "Calabasas" correctly?
Reply21 months
This hurts.
Reply21 months
Awful news. RIP
Reply21 months
Just awful. RIP to one of the greats.
Reply21 months
Holy shite. I read that and thought it was one of those fake celebrity deaths at first
Reply21 months
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His family must feel like they're in a nightmare. How terrible.
Reply21 months
Has 4 daughters and wife....heartbreaking
Reply21 months
Heartbreaking...
Reply21 months
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