“12:35 PM PT TMZ — Kobe’s daughter Gianna Maria Onore — aka GiGi — was also on board the helicopter and died in the crash … reps for Kobe tell TMZ Sports. She was 13.We’re told they were on their way to the Mamba Academy for a basketball practice when the crash occurred. The Academy is in nearby Thousand Oaks.”
Kobe Bryant is reported to be dead after a helicopter crash this Sunday.
TMZ reports that Kobe, along with 3 others on the helicopter are all dead.
“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 traveled by helicopter for years and was known for commuting from Newport Beach, CA to the STAPLES Center in DTLA in his Sikorsky S-76 chopper, according to TMZ.According to ESPN, Bryant had just been passed up by Lakers forward LeBron James for third place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.LA County Sheriffs confirmed on Twitter that there was a crash, but did not confirm that Kobe was on board.
Five people confirmed deceased, no survivors in #Calabasas helicopter crash. #LASD#Malibu deputies remain with #LA County Fire personnel. Investigation ongoing.
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