Basketball great Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas Sunday morning, TMZ Sports has confirmed.
Kobe was traveling with at least three other people in his private helicopter when it went down.
A fire broke out.
Emergency personnel responded, but nobody on board survived.
Five people are confirmed dead.
Vanessa Bryant was not among those on board.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Bryant 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 newborn Capri.
He was recently spotted at NBA games with his daughter Gianna, a rising star basketball player herself.
Their youngest daughter, Capri, was just born in June 2019.
Bryan is widely considered one of the greatest NBA players of all time – making 18 All-Star teams during his 20 year career with the Lakers.
He was a first-round pick in the 1996 draft, winning five NBA championships, two NBA Finals MVPs and he was the league MVP in 2008.
The Lakers famously retired both of Bryan’s jerseys, number 8 and 24, the only player in team history to receive that honor.
Bryan’s accomplishments stand far outside of the basketball world.
He won an Oscar for his short film: “Dear Basketball,” in 2018.