Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash – US reports

NBA legend Kobe Bryant has been killed in a helicopter crash, according to US reports.

The 41-year-old died after it came down in California on Sunday morning, TMZ has claimed.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff has tweeted to say that five people were killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas. File pic
Image:Kobe Bryant only ever played for the Los Angeles Lakers

He was travelling with at least three other people in his private helicopter when it crashed around 40 miles (65 km) northwest of Los Angeles, according to the tabloid news website.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff tweeted to say that five people were killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas and that there were no survivors.

Five people confirmed deceased, no survivors in #Calabasas helicopter crash. #LASD#Malibu deputies remain with #LA County Fire personnel. Investigation ongoing.

Avoid the area until further notice.

— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) January 26, 2020

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Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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