Kobe Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar who won five championships with the team and was often compared to the legendary Michael Jordan, died Sunday in a helicopter crash. He was 41.
OduNews.com learnt that Bryant was a passenger on board a helicopter that crashed in the L.A. Country suburb of Calabasas.
TMZ broke the news of Kobe Bryant’s death
Bryant was allegedly travelling in his own private helicopter when it crashed. Four other people were killed.
Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the fatal crash.
We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Kobe Bryant. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all his family and friends.
Forever a legend. pic.twitter.com/2lm4GFyJEB
— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) January 26, 2020
In Memoriam. Kobe Bryant (Aug 23, 1978-Jan 26, 2020) Rest in Peace. pic.twitter.com/CaKpreZgve
— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) January 26, 2020
— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) January 26, 2020
US Media are reporting that Basketball legend Kobe Bryant has passed away in a helicopter crash in California.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) January 26, 2020
An 18-time NBA All-Star, Bryant was widely considered to be one of the greatest basketball players of all-time. He was voted the NBA’s Most Valuable Player in 2008 and went on to win two gold medals with the USA Men’s Basketball team in 2008 and 2012.
In 2018, Bryant won an Academy Award for his short film, “Dear Basketball,” based on a poem he wrote before his 2016 retirement.
He is survived by his wife, Vanessa, and four daughters – Gianna, Natalia and Bianca and Capri.
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