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UPDATE: Both Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter reportedly killed in helicopter crash

(UPDATE: Jan. 26 @ 2:12 pm): It is now being reported by multiple sources that Bryant's 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, was also on board the helicopter at the time of the crash.

Adrian Wojnarowski with ESPN shared the news via Twitter not long ago.

Currently, this information has yet to be confirmed. The LA County Sheriffs Department will be hosting a press conference shortly.

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Bryant's friend and former teammate Shaquille O'Neal, has taken to social media in reaction to the tragic news.

NowMedia will update this story as more information becomes available.

(Original story: Jan. 26 @ 12:15 pm): NBA legend Kobe Bryant, has reportedly died in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles county.

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Initial reports from TMZ Sports state that the Allstar alumn was traveling with others in his private helicopter on Sunday morning when the aircraft went down and caught fire in Calabasas, California.

The LA County Sheriffs Department has confirmed the crash and fatalities of five individuals, however, the identities of the victims have yet to be released.

An outpouring of condolences and tweets of mourning have already flooded the internet, with Bryant’s name trending alongside “In memoriam.”

Known for his incredible 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, Bryant is regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time as among his many accolades, he won five NBA Championships.



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