Kobe Bryant’s daughter, Gianna Maria Onore, 13, was also killed in the helicopter crash alongside her father.
Legendary basketballer Kobe Bryant, 41, and his 13-year-old daughter were travelling in Kobe’s private helicopter on their way to the Mamba Academy for a basketball practice when a fire broke out sending the chopper spiralling from the sky, according to TMZ.
Kobe Bryant and Gianna were two of five people confirmed dead in the crash which happened in Calabasas, California on Sunday morning, January 26, 2020. Another player and their parent were also said to have been on the helicopter.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office confirmed on twitter five people died in the crash.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
Before his death, Kobe tweeted at Lebron James. It was his last tweet.
Below is a recent video of Kobe breaking down a match to Gianna that warmed hearts all over the world.