Basketball Legend Kobe Bryant Dies in Helicopter Crash

Retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant died Sunday morning in a fatal California helicopter crash that killed four others.

There were no survivors in the crash around 10:00 a.m. in Calabasas, Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. An investigation remains ongoing.

Bryant, 41, played for 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers and is considered one of the best basketball players of all time. He won five NBA championships, was an 18-time All-Star and is fourth on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.

Bryant was born in Philadelphia and attended Lower Merion High School in the Philadelphia suburbs. He was drafted into the NBA at 17 years old. At 34 years old, Bryant became the youngest player in NBA history to surpass the 30,000 point mark.

He retired in 2016, and was scheduled to headline the 2020 NBA Hall of Fame nominees.

Bryant had four daughters with his wife Vanessa — Gianna, Natalia, Bianca and Capri.

NBA athletes, officials and fans mourned Bryant’s death in messages and memorials across social media.