Lakers Basketball legend Kobe Bryant and 13 year old daughter Gianna Bryant have reportedly died in a helicopter crash.
US basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash in the city of Calabasas, California.
Reports say, Bryant, 41, and Gianna were traveling in a private helicopter when it came down and burst into flames.
The LA county sheriff said there were no survivors.
At the news of his death, Tribute from celebrities and fellow sports stars have flooded social media with many expressing shock at his sudden death.
Some seven other people have been identified to have been traveling with Bryant and his Daughter when it crashed.
Kobe’s achievements include being the 2008 NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) and a two-time NBA Finals’ MVP and played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers .
Bryant was survived by his wife, Vanessa and three other daughters, Natalia, Bianca and Capri.