NBA legend Kobe Bryant, daughter among nine killed in helicopter crash

Kobe Bryant with his eldest daughter Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, Photo Date: 11/21/17

NBA legend Kobe Bryant and one of his daughters are among the nine reported dead after their helicopter went down in Southern California.

Posted: Jan 26, 2020 2:00 PM
Updated: Jan 27, 2020 9:42 AM

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — NBA legend Kobe Bryant and one of his daughters are among the nine reported dead after their helicopter went down in Southern California.

The chopper crashed Sunday in Calabasas, about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

A person familiar with the crash tells The Associated Press that Bryant was among the victims.

A second person familiar with the case says Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna also was killed.

Bryant was an all-time basketball great who won five NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Word of Bryant’s death at age 41 is rocketing around the sports and entertainment worlds, with many stars taking to Twitter to register their shock, disbelief and dismay.

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