Kobe Bryant died suddenly in a helicopter crash Sunday, CNN confirmed. He was 41.
It’s also been confirmed that Kobe Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, was also one of the passengers on the fatal helicopter crash.
Kobe Bryant died suddenly in a helicopter crash Sunday morning, it’s been confirmed. Bryant and eight other helicopter passengers died when it came down and burst into flames in Calabasas, California.
It’s also been confirmed that Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, was also one of the passengers on the fatal helicopter crash.
The news outlet has also released the names of other passengers who were also traveling with the Bryants to the Mamba Academy. Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli, his daughter Alyssa Altobelli and wife Keri Altobelli were also killed in the helicopter crash.
According to the L.A. Times, a crash was reported at 10 a.m, and had nine people on board. Shortly after the Times reported the crash, TMZ reported that the plane belonged to Bryant and he was a passenger.
Although the Times has not released the official names of all of those onboard, ABC7 reporter Curt Sandoval confirmed Bryant’s death on Twitter.
Bryant, who retired from the NBA in 2016 after winning five championships with the Los Angeles Lakers, leaves behind his wife, Vanessa, and his three daughters.