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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.
There were no survivors after a helicopter crashed on a hillside in the Calabasas area on Sunday morning, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Officials believe there may have been multiple fatalities, Fire Capt. Tony Imbrenda said.
Former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant has died after the helicopter he was in crashed on a hillside in the Calabasas area on Sunday morning, officials told Variety.
The 41-year-old athlete was one of five occupants who did not survive the fiery incident in the 4200 block of Las Virgenes Road, the entertainment news outlet reported.
originally posted by: Xtrozero
Says 4 to 5 so I wonder who were the others... I hope it wasn't his kids..