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Watch: Kobe Bryant and daughter killed in California helicopter crash; 9 confirmed dead

Watch: Kobe Bryant and daughter killed in California helicopter crash; 9 confirmed dead
Posted at 2:38 PM, Jan 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-27 00:32:00-05

Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California Sunday morning, the Associated Press reported.

Kobe’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria Onore was also on board the helicopter and died in the crash, according to reports.

TMZ reports that they were on their way to the Mamba Academy for a basketball practice when the crash occurred. The Academy is in nearby Thousand Oaks.

According to reports, the basketball star was traveling in his private helicopter when it crashed and a fire broke out. Nine people have been confirmed dead.

Bryant played for the Lakers for 20 years and retired in 2016.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Bryant is survived by his wife, Vanessa, and children.

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