Kobe Bryant dead; killed in helicopter crash in California

UPDATE:

Report is that his teenaged daughter, Gi-Gi (Gianna) was also killed.

TMZ

Kobe Bryant died in a helicoper crash in Calabasas Sunday morning … TMZ Sports has confirmed.

Kobe was traveling with at least 3 other people in his private helicopter when it went down. A fire broke out. Emergency personnel responded, but nobody on board survived. 5 people are confirmed dead. We’re told Vanessa Bryant was not among those on board.

Eyewitnesses also tell us that they heard the helicopter’s engine sputtering before it went down. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Kobe has famously used a helicopter to travel for years — dating back to when he played for the Lakers. He was known for commuting from Newport Beach, CA to the STAPLES Center in DTLA in his Sikorsky S-76 chopper.

KB is survived by his wife Vanessa, and their four daughters — Gianna, Natalia and Bianca and their newborn Capri.

Kobe has recently been spotted out at NBA games with his daughter Gianna — a rising star basketball player herself. Their youngest daughter, Capri, was just born in June 2019.

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6 Responses to Kobe Bryant dead; killed in helicopter crash in California

  1. auscitizenmom says:

    Sad. I feel for his family.

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  2. czarowniczy says:

    They are now saying his 13-year old daughter Gianna was one of the dead in the chopper.

    Like

  3. czarowniczy says:

    It will be interesting go see what made it go down. Usually when your engine goes you can autorotate, you will come down more slowly than a brick, your landing will probably be harder than one under power but you won’t crash.

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