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Kobe Bryant and 13-Year-Old Daughter Among Dead in Helicopter Crash

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UPDATE - 5:59 P.M. EST - Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has confirmed that the helicopter which crashed earlier today resulted in a total of nine casualties. The L.A. Times reports that Villanueva would not acknowledge who the victims were until the next-of-kin for all were notified.

 

UPDATE - 4:04 P.M. EST - TMZ has reported that Bryant's 13-year-old daughter, Gianna Maria Onore, was among the five total fatalities in the California helicopter crash.

 

CALABASAS, Ca. - It has been reported by multiple sources that on Jan. 26, 2020, Kobe Bryant has died as result of a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.

Bryant was 41 years old.

Allegedly, a personal helicopter carrying Bryant and at least three other people all died in the crash. His wife, Vanessa Bryant, was reportedly not on board.

Bryant won five NBA Championships and retired after the 2016 season. More recently, he won an Oscar for his short film "Dear Basketball." This news comes following LeBron James passing Bryant as No. 3 on the all-time scoring list last night. An investigation is underway now. 

This is a developing story.

 

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