Basketball legend Kobe Bryant is said to have died in a helicopter crash in the US state of California. That reports the portal “TMZ.com” . Bryant was 41 years old.
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The accident happened in Calabasas. Beside him there are said to have been other people in the helicopter. Bryant was known for often flying short distances with his own helicopter, even to training sessions and games.
The LA County Sheriff’s official Twitter account announced that five people were killed in a crash. The investigation would continue. So far, there is no confirmation that Bryant is among the victims.
Bryant is survived by his wife Vanessa and four daughters. His family is said not to have been on board. The former NBA star won five championships with the LA Lakers (1996-2016) and is one of the greatest players in NBA history . With the US team, he won two Olympic gold medals.