Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California Sunday morning, according to multiple reports.
He was 41.
TMZ reported Bryant's 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria Onore was also on board the helicopter.
They were on the way to a basketball practice at the Mamba Academy in Thousand Oaks, California, when the helicopter crashed and burst into flames, according to TMZ.
Kobe Bryant is among those dead in a helicopter crash outside Los Angeles, a source confirms to ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 26, 2020
Los Angeles County Sheriffs confirmed five people were killed and there were no survivors in a tweet. The crash is still under investigation.
Los Angeles authorities are confirming a helicopter crash in Calabasas that reportedly had Kobe Bryant and four others on board. https://t.co/0YfKuMz6LP— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) January 26, 2020
According to TMZ, three other people were in his private helicopter when it crashed.
Just Saturday night, LeBron James passed Bryant at 33,643 points for third on the all-time scoring list.
Continuing to move the game forward @KingJames. Much respect my brother 💪🏾 #33644— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 26, 2020
The five-time NBA champion and 18-time All-Star had the second-highest number of points in NBA history against the Toronto Raptors in 2006.
Update: As of Jan. 27, it has been confirmed that nine people died in the crash.