Breaking news is just in that legendary NBA player, Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash on Sunday morning. He was just forty-one-years-old.
The star was known for being one of the greatest players of all time, with a career with the Lakers spanning 2 decades.
It appears Bryant's daughter, Gianna was also on board the helicopter with her father, and has died in the crash. The father-daughter duo was attending a mamba academy tournament together only a day before.
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It has been confirmed that Kobe Bryant has tragically died in a helicopter crash yesterday morning.
via: Getty ImagesThe NBA star's private helicopter crashed in Calabasas, TMZ sports confirms.
Kobe was known for opting to use a helicopter for travel...
via: Getty ImagesBut tragically, this morning, his private helicopter went down and a "fire broke out," TMZ reports.
9 other people were on board the private helicopter.
This is utterly devastating news...
Bryant's daughter, Gianna, was also on board the helicopter at the time of the crash.
via: Getty ImagesTMZ Sports reports that Gianna, aged 13, has tragically died in the crash. It is thought that the father and daughter were on their way to the Mamba Academy for basketball practice, nearby Thousand Oaks.
The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.
The two were at the Mamba Cup Tournament Series just a day before.
This was the route the helicopter took.
via: Flightradar24The former Lakers basketball star was just 41. His daughter and seven others were killed when his private Sikorsky S-76 crashed into a hillside in Calabasas.
Among those killed in the crash was John Altobelli.
His wife Keri and daughter Alyssa were also killed in the crash.
via: FacebookAs well as the girls' basketball coach, Christina Mauser.
The Altobelli family leaves behind a son and daughter.Their second daughter Alexis and son JJ have been left shattered.
They were heading to Mamba academy.
Gianna had a promising youth career.
The Mamba Cup Tournament.
The Mamba Cup Tournament was developed by Kobe Bryant. It adds: "The Black Mamba himself, Kobe Bryant, has long wanted to develop a league concept for high-level youth basketball teams in Grades 2-8."
"Thus, the Mamba Cup Tournament Series has been designed to capture the benefits of league play while still honoring the tournament culture established by those who have built youth basketball to where it is today."
The images were taken a day before their deaths.
This was just yesterday. No words. RIP @kobebryant #MambaOut 💔 https://t.co/mQiftWyFVL— christopher costello (@christopher costello)1580085983.0
Bryant had been spending more time with his daughters since retiring.
via: InstagramThe Bryants' first daughter, Natalia, turned 17 a week ago followed by Bianka Bella Bryant who is 3 years old. Kobe's youngest Capri Kobe Bryant was born last June.
A group of mountain bikers found the helicopter.
via: Getty ImagesThe Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department responded to the scene.