He was enroute to basketball even when the helicopter he was in went down….
Kobe Bryant, the retired Los Angeles Lakers great, was killed Sunday in a helicopter crash in Southern California, according to reports. He was 41.
Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria Onore, known as GiGi, was among the victims.
The deaths of the basketball star and his daughter were initially reported by TMZ and confirmed by several outlets, including ESPN.
The crash occurred around 10 a.m. local time in foggy conditions above Calabasas, about 30 miles northwest of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Bryant was traveling to a basketball game in which his daughter was set to play in when the helicopter went down. Another parent and player were among the victims.
The helicopter’s pilot was also killed, according to NBC News.
All five people aboard the chopper were killed. No other information about the victims’ identities was immediately available….