Kobe Bryant’s Daughter Among The Dead In Helicopter Crash

Kobe Bryant's 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria Onore Bryant was among the five killed in Sunday's (January 26) helicopter crash, TMZ reports.

News of her passing came shortly after reports confirmed that her father died in the crash.

The former Los Angeles Laker was traveling in a private helicopter when reportedly a fire broke out. TMZ stated that emergency personnel responded, but nobody on board survived the incident in Calabasas, California. Kobe's wife, Vanessa Bryant, was also reportedly not on board the helicopter.

Eyewitnesses told TMZ they heard the helicopter's engine sputtering before it went down. The official cause of the crash is currently under investigation.

Reps for Kobe told the outlet Kobe and Gigi were on their way to the Mamba Academy for a basketball practice when the crash occurred.

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