UPDATE: TMZ is now reporting that Kobe and Vanessa’s daughter, Gianna Maria was also on board the helicopter and died in the crash.
TMZ has confirmed that Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas Sunday morning. The NBA superstar was traveling with at least 3 other people in his private helicopter when it went down. Emergency personnel responded, but nobody on board survived. 5 people are confirmed dead. Reports state Vanessa Bryant was not among those on board.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.