Update 01/27/2020 11:45am:
The full list of the nine people who died on the helicopter that Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were riding in when it crashed in Calabasas, California on Sunday (January 26) morning was revealed.
On the flight were John Altobelli, 56, his wife Keri, and his daughter Alyssa, who was on the same basketball team as Kobe's daughter Gianna. Sarah and Payton Chester, a mother and daughter, who also played with Kobe's daughter, were also on the flight. Basketball coach Christina Mauser was also on the flight, along with the pilot, who has been identified as Ara Zobayan. One of Zobayan's flight students Darren Kemp, told The Los Angeles Times that Zobayan was Kobe's longtime personal helicopter pilot.
Update 01/26/2020 4:09pm:
According to reports that surfaced, Kobe Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna was on-board the helicopter when it went down. Reports noted that Kobe and his daughter were heading to the Mamba Academy for basketball practice in Thousand Oaks. Condolences to the Bryant family.
Original 01/26/2020 3:02pm:
According to reports, Kobe Bryant has died at the age of 41 in a helicopter crash that took place in Calabasas, California. The NBA legend was reportedly traveling with three other people in a private helicopter when the helicopter went down. Reports noted that a fire broke out and that emergency personnel responded but no one aboard the helicopter survived. So far, five people have been confirmed dead.
Kobe Bryant is survived by his wife Vanessa Bryant, and their four daughters -- Gianna, Natalia and Bianca and their newborn Capri.