Fans of basketball legend Kobe Bryant have paid tribute to the former LA Lakers star following reports that he died on Sunday, January 26, after a helicopter crash at the age of 41.
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It was gathered that Bryant was travelling in a private aircraft alongside four others when it came down in Calabasas near LA, California.
The helicopter was said to have caught fire after crashing as emergency services battled in vain to save those on board.
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All five people on board including Kobe Bryant have now been confirmed dead as a result of the crash, as there is an ongoing investigation to determine the identities of the remaining four people.
But according to a report on The Mirror, Bryant's wife Vanessa is not believed to have been involved in the accident.
The couple have four daughters, Gianna, Natalia and Bianca and their newborn Capri.
Tributes have been pouring in following the death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant.
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