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Kobe Bryant, daughter die in helicopter crash



Legendary US basketball icon, Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, have died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.

TMZ, reports that the NBA legend was travelling with three other persons when his private helicopter crashed on Sunday and there was no survivors.

It was however later discovered that Gianna was also on board the helicopter and died in the crash. The duo were reportedly on their way to the Mamba Academy for a basketball practice when the crash occurred.

Investigations are still on going as  the cause of the crash remains unknown.

The Los Angeles county sheriff’s department also took to its official Twitter page to confirm that there was a crash, with five persons feared dead.


“Five people confirmed deceased, no survivors in #Calabasas helicopter crash. #LASD #Malibu deputies remain with #LA County Fire personnel,” it wrote.

“Investigation ongoing. Avoid the area until further notice.



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