Basketball legend, superstar, and Oscar winner Kobe Bryant has passed away at the age of 41 in a helicopter crash.
The NBA legend enjoyed a glittering 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers during his prime.
Bryant was travelling in his private helicopter when it crashed in Calabasas on Sunday morning.
The chopper is said to have been on fire after going down, as emergency services battled in vain to save those on board.
Five people have been confirmed dead as a result of the crash, which is now under investigation.
TMZ has also reported that Kobe Bryant’s daughter, Gianna Maria was also on board the crashed helicopter.