Breaking news came last night that legendary NBA player, Kobe Bryant, died in a helicopter crash on Sunday morning.

The forty-one-year-old was known for being one of the greatest players of all time, with a career with the Lakers spanning 2 decades.

Bryant's daughter, Gianna was also on board the helicopter with her father alongside 8 others - one of which was basketball coach Christina Mauser.

This story is developing. Keep scrolling for everything we know so far.

It has been confirmed that Kobe Bryant has tragically died in a helicopter crash yesterday.

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The NBA star's private helicopter crashed in Calabasas, TMZ sports confirmed.

Kobe was known for opting to use a helicopter for travel...

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But tragically, yesterday morning, his private helicopter went down and a "fire broke out," TMZ reported.

Emergency services attended the scene...

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LA County Fire Chief Daryl Osby confirmed that the crash had ignited a quarter-acre bush fire in steep terrain.

The emergency services acted as quickly as they could...

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Osby said at a press conference yesterday morning, "Our firefighters hiked into the accident site with their medical equipment and hose lines to extinguish the stubborn fire as it included the brush fire... and the helicopter."

And during the press conference, it was then confirmed that there were no survivors...

And there were 9 bodies found at the scene. Reports have also confirmed that his wife, Vanessa Bryant, was not among those on board.

This is utterly devastating news...

Kobe leaves behind his wife and their daughters - Natalia and Bianca, and their newborn, Capri.

Bryant's daughter, Gianna, was also on board the helicopter at the time of the crash.

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TMZ Sports reports that Gianna, aged thirteen, 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.

Heartbreaking footage has emerged showing the aftermath of the tragedy.

The clip, uploaded to Twitter, shows smoke emerging from the crash site as emergency services respond to the devastating incident.

The cause of the crash is currently under investigation...

But what we do know is that 8 people have tragically lost their lives alongside Bryant.

Basketball coach Christina Mauser has been officially named as one of the victims...

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Christina was the coach of a girls' basketball team at a private school in Orange County.

Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley confirmed the news of her death...

She wrote in a tweet, "I just learned that our amazing Matt Mauser of TiajuanaDogs lost his wife Christina in the crash. She coached the girls' team."

Christina has left behind her husband and children...

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"This devastating tragedy gets worse by the hour. So much pain for so many local families. Our hearts are broken & grieving for the families impacted," she went on to say.

Christina's husband Matt then paid tribute to his wife on Facebook.

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He wrote in a heartfelt post, "My kids and I are devastated. We lost our beautiful wife and mom today in a helicopter crash. Please respect our privacy. Thank you for all the well wishes they mean so much."

Alongside Christina, John Altobelli also lost his life...

John was a baseball coach at Orange East College, and he and his wife Keri and daughter Alyssa were all on board the helicopter when it crashed. They all tragically lost their lives next to Kobe and GiGi.

This is truly a tragic day...

And our thoughts and condolences go out to all of the families affected by this terrible tragedy. Keep tuned for further updates. Many have been leaving tributes for both Kobe and his daughter. Keep scrolling to see how others are celebrating the lives of the stars.