Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash

Kobe Bryant

Basketball superstar Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash.

The 41-year-old former Los Angeles Lakers legend passed away on Sunday morning in Calabasas, California.

Bryant is one of five people confirmed dead in the crash.

Federal Aviation Administration officials have confirmed Bryant was a passenger in his own Sikorsky S-76 helicopter, which crashed under "unknown circumstances".

Bryant's wife, Vanessa, and their four daughters, Gianna, Natalia, Bianka, and baby Capri, are not among the victims of the tragedy.

The 18-time NBA All-Star won five championships with the Lakers.

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