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Kobe Bryant reportedly passed away this morning in a helicopter crash.
He was 41 years old.
Sports legend and NBA star Kobe Bryant reportedly died this morning in a helicopter crash in Calabasas.
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TMZ reports and Variety confirms that Kobe and at least three other passengers were in his private helicopter at the time of the crash. TMZ shares, "Emergency personnel responded, but nobody on board survived. 5 people are confirmed dead."
The story is developing, but for now the cause of the crash is under investigation, and it's believed that Kobe's wife, Vanessa Bryant, wasn't on board. Kobe and Vanessa have four children together.
Kobe is best known for his astounding basketball career while on the Los Angeles Lakers, during which he won 5 NBA championships and won the NBA's Most Valuable Player in 2008 before retiring in 2016.
This story will be updated as it develops.
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