Kobe Bryant, basketball legend, has lost his life in a helicopter crash in suburban Los Angeles on Sunday, according to TMZ report.
The 41-year-old legendary player was killed alongside 4 people on his private helicopter, which was in flames as it crashed.
According to Yeshiva World News, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office who confirmed the crash said that the helicopter went down on a hillside at Las Virgenes Road and Willow Glen Street.
The report further stated that the cause of the crash is yet to be determined.
Latest updates revealed that 9 people died in the tragic helicopter crash that claimed the lives of NBA legend, Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva gave this update during a press conference.
According to the Sheriff, it was the pilot and eight other people, two of which were identified as Kobe Bryant and his daughter. Los Angeles County Fire Department Chief Daryl Osby said: “All survivors were determined to have been perished.
Our firefighters on the scene indicated there was a debris-filled and steep terrain with quarter-acre brush fire.
Our firefighters hiked into the accident site with medical equipment and hose lines to extinguish the stubborn fire, as it included the brushfire debris from the helicopter. The fire also included magnesium which is very hard for our firefighters to extinguish because magnesium reacts with oxygen and water.”