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Kobe Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter among those killed in helicopter crash

Kobe Bryant goes in for a dunk against the New Jersey Nets during a game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 1 2001 View Slideshow
Ismael Spencer | 27 January, 2020, 00:32

The South Carolina Gamecocks joined the world in mourning the tragic death Sunday of basketball superstar Kobe Bryant.

Emergency personnel responded but no one onboard survived. The NBA legend was reportedly traveling with three other people in a private helicopter when the helicopter went down.

Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. Conditions at the time were foggy over the Californa hills.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said the downed chopper was a Sikorsky S-76.

Bryant points during the second quarter of Game Seven of the 2010 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics at the Staples Center
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Stars around the National Basketball Association and the larger world were stunned by the iconic hoop star's death. I love you forever.

Runner Usain Bolt wrote: "Still can't believe ⁦@kobebryant". "I'm shaking", he told Harris. Words can't even come close to describing it.

Bryant is considered one of the best basketball players of all time, having won five NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers.

He was an 18-time All-Star during his 20 year career with the Lakers before he announced his retirement in 2016 following a series of injuries that began in 2013. Speculation about who else was on the helicopter surged and reports that both Fox as well as Bryant's four daughters were on the flight surfaced.

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