We wish what we’rereporting is some cruel hoax. Unfortunately, this is real.
41 year old Kobe Bryant, along with 4 other people, were killed in a fatal helicopter crash in Calabasas on Sunday, January 26th. Neither Kobe’s wife Vanessa or his children were aboard the retired NBA player’s private helicopter.
Kobe Bryant died in a helicoper crash in Calabasas Sunday morning … TMZ Sports has confirmed.
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 cause of the crash is under investigation.
Kobe has famously used a helicopter to travel for years — dating back to when he played for the Lakers. He was known for commuting from Newport Beach, CA to the STAPLES Center in DTLA in his Sikorsky S-76 chopper.
KB is survived by his wife Vanessa, and their four daughters — Gianna, Natalia and Bianca and their newborn Capri.
It doesn’t even feel real to put RIP before his name. We love you, Kobe.