Nine People Confirmed Dead in Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash

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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. Nine people are now confirmed dead.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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