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Just In: NBA Legend, Kobe Bryant Dies in Helicopter Crash

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Kobe Bryant, National Basketball Association (NBA) Los Angeles Lakers superstar has died on Sunday in a helicopter crash. 

Officials confirmed to TMZ – who broke the story- that Bryant, 41, was a passenger on board a helicopter that crashed in the Los Angeles County suburb of Calabasas.

Kobe was traveling with at least 3 other people in his private helicopter when it went down.

It was reported that a fire broke out and emergency personnel responded, but nobody on board survived.

5 people have been confirmed dead, including his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna Maria Onore — aka GiGi who was also on board.

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An 18-time NBA All-Star, Bryant was considered to be one of the greatest basketball players of all-time.

He is survived by his wife, Vanessa, and three daughters – Natalia and Bianca and Capri.

It would be recalled that earlier today, Late Bryant sent out a congratulatory message to LeBron James for surpassing his record, to become third on all-time scoring list.

The star poularly known as “The Black Mamba” gave the shoutout through his official Twitter handle, saying:

Continuing to move the game forward @KingJames. Much respect my brother.

James passed Bryant’s career total of 33,643 points during the Lakers’ game against the Philadelphia 76ers.

James is now third behind Karl Malone (36,928) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38387).

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