Kobe Bryant, the legendary NBA player who inspired millions around the world, has died in helicopter crash, reports said Sunday, January 26..

Bryant, 41 and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria were among five people travelling in his private helicopter over Calabasas when a fire broke out, sending the chopper spiraling from the sky, TMZ sports reported.


Sources say the conditions were foggy in the hills overlooking Calabasas, with the chopper sparking a bush fire.

There were no survivors, and the cause of the crash is under investigation.

Report indicate Bryant’s wife, Vanessa, was not among those aboard the chopper.

Bryant played for Los Angeles Lakers for two decades winning five championships and making 18 All-Star Games before retiring following the 2016 season.

The crash came only hours after the former Los Angeles Lakers star was passed by current Lakers star LeBron James for third on the all-time NBA scoring list in a Saturday, January 25 game at Philadelphia.

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