Report: Kobe Bryant’s Daughter Also Dies In Helicopter Crash

Lakers legend Kobe Bryant lost his life in a helicoper crash in Calabasas Sunday morning. The information was confirmed by several sources, including TMZ Sports and Yahoo Sport. Kobe was accompanied by at least 3 other people in his private helicopter when it swirled down from the sky. A fire broke out. The fire department responded, but they didn’t find any survivors. Initial reports confirmed the death of at least five people. Kobe’s wife Vanessa Bryant was not among those on board, but his daughter was.

Kobe’s daughter Gianna Maria Onore — aka GiGi — was also on board the helicopter and lost her life in the crash. The girl was 13.

Bryant and his daughter were on their way to the Mamba Academy for basketball practice. The Academy is located near Thousand Oaks.

According to eyewitnesses, the helicopter’s engine sputtered before it fell down. Flames and smoke covered the wreck. Officials have yet to reveal the cause of the crash, and there’s an ongoing investigation.

The daughter died in the crash

Kobe has been traveling for a helicopter for years. This practice was born during his time with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Black Mamba was known for commuting from Newport Beach, CA to the STAPLES Center in DTLA in his Sikorsky S-76 chopper.

Bryant is survived by his wife Vanessa. The couple has four daughters: Gianna, Natalia and Bianca and the baby Capri. They met in 1999, and got married in 2001.

There’s a memorial to Bryant outside of Staples Center. He played there for two decades.

Kobe attended NBA games with his daughter Gianna. She was a rising star basketball player. The baby girl, Capri, was born in June 2019.

Kobe is viewed as one of the best NBA players of all time. He made 18 All-Star teams during his tenure with the Lakers. Bryant was a first-round pick in the 1996 NBA draft. The Black Mamba won five NBA championships, two NBA Finals MVPs and he was the NBA MVP in 2008.

The legend was on 15 All-NBA Teams, 12 All-Defensive Teams and led the NBA in scoring for two years. Bryant ranks fourth in the NBA for all-time regular season scoring and all-time postseason scoring.

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