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Basketball star Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

Basketball star Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

Bryant was known since his playing days to travel frequently by helicopter to avoid the Los Angeles area’s notorious traffic.
27.01.2020 - 09:35

Kobe Bryant, one of the NBA’s all-time greatest players and an athlete of global renown, was killed at age 41 on Sunday in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles along with his 13-year-old daughter and seven on board, officials said.


The LA County Sheriff's department said that eight people died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas on Sunday, with no survivors.

"Eight people confirmed deceased, no survivors in #Calabasas helicopter crash. #LASD #Malibu deputies remain with #LA County Fire personnel. Investigation ongoing. Avoid the area until further notice," it was said on Twitter.

"Kobe Bryant and his daughter are among those dead in a helicopter crash outside Los Angeles, a source confirms to ESPN," NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski said on his Twitter account.

Los Angeles Lakers' legendary shooting guard Bryant, 41, was a five-time NBA champion.

Bryant spent his illustrious 20-year-long career with Lakers.