Kobe Bryant, who won five NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers and was considered one of basketball’s all-time greats, was killed in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday morning, officials said. He was 41.
Four other people died in the crash in a remote field around 10 a.m. (1.00 p.m. ET) about 40 miles (65 km) northwest of central Los Angeles, the city of Calabasas said on Twitter.
There were no survivors. Several major U.S. media outlets reported that Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, was also on the helicopter. A teammate from Bryant’s daughter’s basketball team, a parent of the teammate, and the pilot were also killed, NBC News reported.
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