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Kobe Bryant among nine dead in helicopter crash


CALABASAS, CA Los Angeles Laker legend Kobe Bryant is among those dead in a helicopter crash Sunday morning according to an initial report from TMZ Sports. ABC News is also reporting that five people are dead in the helicopter crash in the neighborhood of Calabasas.

ESPN NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski confirming that Kobe Bryant was among those aboard the helicopter that crashed this morning.

Kobe Bryant was 41 years old. He won 5 NBA Championships with the Lakers during his 20-year career. Saturday night, LeBron James passed Bryant's all time scoring record. Bryant tweeted at James shortly after the game congratulating him.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department is continuing to investigate the accident. This story will be updated.

Kyle Beachy

Kyle Beachy is a Multimedia Journalist for 25 News and Heart of Illinois. Born and raised in Kokomo, Indiana, he attended Indiana Wesleyan University where he studied Education and played baseball. He comes to us from Columbus, Ohio where he received a Master’s Degree from The Ohio State University.

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