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It is indeed a sad day for the sporting world and everywhere else as basketball Legend and 2018 Oscar winner, Kobe Bryant passed away at the age of 41 in a helicopter crash.
Officials confirm to Variety that Bryant was a passenger on board a helicopter that crashed in the Los Angeles suburb of Calabasas.
Bryant was reportedly traveling in his own private helicopter when it crashed. Four other people were killed.
According to TMZ, Bryant’s 13 year-old daughter Gianna also died in the crash. They were reportedly en route to her basketball practice in Thousand Oaks.
Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the fatal crash. There was extensive fog in the Los Angeles area on Sunday morning.
Apart from being one of the best basketball players and an absolute legend of all time, Bryant also won the Oscar in 2018 for Best Animated Short Film which was a six minute film based on a poem by Bryant that was published when he announced his retirement.
May his soul rest in peace.