**UPDATE** Multiple media outlets are reporting that Bryant's 13-year-old daughter, Gianna Maria Onore Bryant, was also killed in the crash. Kobe is survived by his wife, and three other daughters.
NBA legend Kobe Bryant (41) was among several other people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Sunday.
In a statement, the City of Calabasas said it was "with great sadness that we learn of the death of Kobe Bryant and four others in a helicopter crash".
It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Kobe Bryant and four others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas. The aircraft went down in a remote field off Las Virgenes around 10:00 this morning. Nobody on the ground was hurt. The FAA and NTSB are investigating.— City of Calabasas (@CityofCalabasas) January 26, 2020
Kobe is among one of the greatest players in NBA history and is one of the greatest Lakers players of all-time.
Official Statement from the FAA:
#FAA statement on the helicopter accident near Calabasas, California. pic.twitter.com/99px31BvfF— The FAA (@FAANews) January 26, 2020
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the loss of Bryant:
Most people will remember Kobe as the magnificent athlete who inspired a whole generation of basketball players. But I will always remember him as a man who was much more than an athlete. pic.twitter.com/9EZuwk8wrV— Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (@kaj33) January 26, 2020
Bryant's last tweet on his official Twitter account was yesterday when he congratulated Lebron James on surpassing him for third on the all-time NBA scoring list.
Continuing to move the game forward @KingJames. Much respect my brother
Last Update: Jan 26, 2020 6:43 pm CST