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Those who perished alongside Kobe Bryant were his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant. John Altobelli, his wife, Keri, and their daughter Alyssa.


TMZ reports Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas Sunday morning. TMZ has not disclosed their source of confirmation. Kobe was 41 years old.

The Los Angeles Times reported the helicopter Kobe was traveling in crashed and burst into flames Sunday morning amid foggy conditions.

Various reports say Kobe was traveling with at least three people with 5 people confirmed dead. Reports say emergency personnel responded, but nobody on board survived. No word if Vanessa Bryant or their children were among those on board.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s office took to Twitter to report, “Five people confirmed deceased, no survivors in #Calabasas helicopter crash. #LASD #Malibu deputies remain with #LA County Fire personnel. Investigation ongoing.”

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Kobe Bryant is survived by his wife Vanessa, and their four daughters — Gianna, Natalia and Bianca and their newborn Capri. The 18-time All-Star who made the All-NBA Team 15 times was born to Pamela and Joe Bryant on August 23, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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KTLA in Los Angeles has confirmed that Kobe Bryant was in fact on the plane and has died.