Minutes ago, TMZ reported that Kobe Bryant was one of five persons killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas.
The crash occurred a little over an hour ago. I will update this page as more information becomes available.
The LA County Sheriff’s department has confirmed 5 fatalities. Kobe’s wife was not on the flight.
It appears of the greatest to ever play the game is gone far too soon.
Edit: Sheriff’s Department confirming there were 9 total souls on board, including Kobe Bryant’s daughter, Gianna.