Kobe Bryant Dies in Helicopter Crash | 22 Words

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.

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 this morning.

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

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

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

At least 3 other people were on board the private helicopter.

But when emergency services responded to the incident, 5 passengers were confirmed dead. 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 4 daughters - Gianna, Natalia and Bianca, and their newborn, Capri.

The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.

We'll bring you more details as the story develops.