Kobe & daughter Gianna die in helicopter crash

Joe Zenzola
January 26, 2020 - 2:18 pm
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According to multiple reports, basketball legend Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash in California. It is also being reported that Bryant's 13 year old daughter Gianna died in the crash. 

Jim Gray, according to his source on the ground, said on FOX that Kobe was traveling to the Mamba Academy for a basketball tournament in Thousand Oaks, California.

It was first reported that five people were on board the helicopter when it crashed. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has now said that nine people were on board and have all perished in the accident. Kobe Bryant was 41.

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We'll have more as it comes..