The cause of the crash is under investigation.


Legendary basketball star Kobe Bryant has reportedly passed away at age 41, according to TMZ. The former LA Laker was confirmed dead after his private helicopter crashed into the Calabasas, Calif. hillside amid foggy conditions on Sunday morning.

Bryant was one of five people on-board the chopper when a fire broke out and caused the aircraft to spiral out of control, TMZ reports. There are allegedly no survivors and the cause of the crash is under investigation.

Kobe Bryant
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The five-time NBA champion is survived by his wife, Vanessa, and three of their four daughters — Natalia, 17, Bianka, 3, and 7-month-old Capri. His 13-year-old daughter Gianna, better known as GiGi, was reported dead from the same crash.

Our thoughts are with his friends and family during this tragic time.

This story is developing.