Kobe Bryant Kobi Bryant has been known for many years to travel on his helicopter. Even as a player for the Los Angeles Lakers, he often flew with his Sikorsky S-76 from Newport Beach to the city for games, training and appointments. Now, according to media reports, he died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.
Kobe Bryant’s daughter Gianna also killed in helicopter crash
The basketball star, who became one of the most successful players in NBA history with five championship titles, had an accident on Sunday morning at around 10 a.m. local time, according to the American portal “TMZ” . A total of five people are said to have been killed in the accident. Bryant’s wife Vanessa was not on board.
The foggy weather in the mountains was mentioned as a possible cause. The helicopter went up in flames immediately after the impact and triggered a bush fire, which made the work of the rescue workers more difficult.
From his beginnings in the league in 1996 until his career end in 2016, the “Black Mamba” played exclusively for the Los Angeles Lakers and became a club and league legend. His shirt numbers 8 and 24 are no longer assigned.
Bryant was only 41 years old. Together with his wife, he has four daughters. The youngest is only seven months old.