Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash on January 26th, 2020.
Among those killed were sports coaches, parents and teenage peers of Bryant’s basketball star daughter – the group are understood to have been travelling to Bryant’s Mamba Academy for a practice session when the helicopter crashed in Calabasas.
The cause of the crash is under investigation but the control tower at Burbank Airport was contacted by the pilot shortly before 10am local time.
He was 41 years old.
Bryant was one of the all-time great NBA players, known for his dedication and work ethic.
He will be remembered for his family values and charity work as much as his sporting prowess.
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