News just broke moments ago that Kobe Bryant perished in a helicopter crash. Now, TMZ is reporting that the Los Angeles Lakers legend’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna "GiGi" Maria Onore was also on board.
TMZ reports the two, along with three others, were on their way to the Mamba Academy for a basketball practice when the crash occurred. The academy is in nearby Thousand Oaks.
Kobe Bryant is known for flying in his helicopter frequently. According to TMZ and confirmed by ESPN, emergency personnel responded to the Sunday morning crash but no one survived. Vanessa Bryant, Kobe’s wife, was not reportedly among the dead.
Bryant is survived by his three other daughters – Natalia Diamante Bryant, 17, Bianka Bella Bryant, 3, and Capri Kobe Bryant, 7 months.
The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.
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