Professional basketball player Kobe Bryant has reportedly died in a helicopter crash
TMZ broke the news.
It has been reported by TMZ that Kobe Bryant, has died following a helicopter crash in California.
According to TMZ:
"Kobe was traveling with at least 3 other people in his private helicopter when it went down. A fire broke out."
"Emergency personnel responded, but nobody on board survived. 5 people are confirmed dead. We're told Vanessa Bryant was not among those on board."
The publication has also said that eyewitnesses heard the helicopter's engine sputtering before it went down.
"The cause of the crash is under investigation."
Kobe Bean Bryant was an American former professional basketball player.
He played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. He entered the NBA directly from high school and won five NBA championships.
Our thoughts are with them at this devastating time.