TMZ has confirmed that Kobe Bryant died in a helicoper crash in Calabasas Sunday morning. The NBA superstar was traveling with at least 3 other people in his private helicopter when it went down. Emergency personnel responded, but nobody on board survived. 5 people are confirmed dead. Reports state Vanessa Bryant was not among those on board.
The cause of the crash is under investigation. Kobe Bryant was only 41 years old. RIP
UPDATE: Kobe’s 13 year old daughter Gianna Maria Obote, who goes by GiGi, also died in the crash, reps for Kobe told TMZ. They were reportedly on their way to the Mamba Academy, in nearby Thousand Oaks, for a basketball practice when the accident occurred.