Kobe Bryant dies in Calabasas-area helicopter crash

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 06:Kobe Bryant attends the LA Community Screening Of Warner Bros Pictures’ “Just Mercy” at Cinemark Baldwin Hills on January 06, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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UPDATED at 3:02:

ESPN Senior NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Kobe Bryant’s daughter, Gianna was also on the plane. The two were traveling to a basketball game, along with another player and parent.


Former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant has died after the helicopter he was in crashed on a hillside in the Calabasas area on Sunday morning, officials say.

The 41-year-old athlete was one of five occupants who did not survive the fiery incident in the 4200 block of Las Virgenes Road.

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