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Basketball legend Kobe Bryant, daughter Gianna die in helicopter crash

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Basketball legend Kobe Bryant, daughter Gianna die in helicopter crash

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant died Sunday in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, January 26.

Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria Onore Bryant was also killed, a source with knowledge of the situation, reported CNN.

Bryant, 41, and his daughter were expected at the Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks for a basketball game scheduled for noon Sunday. Gianna was expected to play in the game and Bryant was expected to coach, according to Lady Mavericks team director Evelyn Morales.

According to a manifest, nine people — including the pilot — were on board the helicopter that crashed on a hillside, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva told reporters. No one survived the crash, Los Angeles County Fire Department Chief Daryl Osby said. Officials did not identify the victims.

Read more at CNN.

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