Kobe Bryan dies in helicopter crash

Update: Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Deputies shared graphic images of the victims of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others, according to a report published Thursday.


A sheriff’s department official told the Los Angeles Times the “matter is being looked into.” Deputy Erin Liu of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau told City News Service the department would not comment on the report Thursday evening.

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Has not been confirmed by the police

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Basketball legend Kobe Bryant is said to have died in a helicopter crash in the US state of California. The first reported the portal “TMZ.com” . Bryant, who was most successful with the LA Lakers, turned 41. ESPN, CNN and the “Los Angeles Times” have also reported that Bryant is among the victims of the crash, citing several sources.

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  • Basketball legend Kobe Bryant dies in a helicopter crash in Calabasas
  • Four other inmates are killed, including daughter Gianna Maria
  • Kobe Bryant, the “Black Mamba”, became a legend as a Los Angeles Lakers player
Bryant pictured inside a helicopter
Bryant pictured inside a helicopter

The disaster happened in Calabasas near Los Angeles. In addition to Bryant, there were four other people in the helicopter. Among them, according to the latest information from TMZ, which first reported the news of the crash, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria Onore. All inmates were killed.

The former NBA star was known to often fly short distances with his own helicopter, even to training sessions and games.

The LA County Sheriff’s official Twitter account announced that five people had been killed in a crash. The investigation would continue. So far, there is no confirmation that Bryant is among the victims.

Police release pictures of crash site

The police have already published pictures of the accident site on Twitter . According to the photos, the visibility was poor and there was a lot of fog. No official information is yet available on the cause of the crash.

NBC reports that the emergency services were informed of the crash at 10:01 a.m. Firefighters could have quickly extinguished the burning helicopter. However, the inmates could not have been saved. The “TMZ” report goes on to say that an eyewitness reported that the helicopter’s engine stuttered shortly before the crash.

Police announced a press conference on the crash on Twitter. This should take place at 2 p.m. local time, 11 p.m. our time.

Kobe Bryant’s daughter also among the victims

Bryant was married to his wife Vanessa and has daughters. At first it was said that his family had not been on board. According to the latest information, daughter Gianna Maria was also killed in the crash.

The former NBA star, nicknamed “Black Mamba”, won five championships with the Los Angeles Lakers (1996-2016) and is one of the greatest players in NBA history . The Lakers were considered almost unbeatable, especially in the years in which he ran with Shaquille O’Neal. With the US team, he won two Olympic gold medals. He also won an Oscar for the film “Dear Basketball”.

In his last tweet on Saturday evening, Bryant congratulated his former rival LeBron James, who – now also in the Lakers’ jersey – has now overtaken him in the overall points in his career: “He continues to bring the game forward @KingJames great respect . “

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Kobe Bryant (41), Gianna Bryant (13), John Altobelli (56), Keri Altobelli, Alyssa Altobelli, Sarah Chester, Payton Chester (13), Christina Mauser and the pilot, Ara Zobayan.
Kobe Bryant (41), Gianna Bryant (13), John Altobelli (56), Keri Altobelli, Alyssa Altobelli, Sarah Chester, Payton Chester (13), Christina Mauser and the pilot, Ara Zobayan.