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Basketball player Kobe Bryant (41) and a daughter (13) died in the helicopter crash

The American basketball legend Kobe Bryant is on Sunday at the age of 41 died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Also, in the same accident, his thirteen year old daughter, Gianna, to the life to come.

Bryant was one of the passengers on board the helicopter, which is at around 19: 00 (Dutch time) and crashed. According to the American civil aviation authority FAA, were all killed on board the helicopter.

The mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti, affirmed that in addition to Bryant, his thirteen year old daughter, Gianna, in the toestal sat down and died. As to the identity of the other vehicle’s occupants is not yet any official announcement is done.

In the first instance, by the office of the sheriff of Los Angeles, five deaths have been reported. Sheriff is one of Alex’s Former self asked later at a news conference, however, is that there are a total of nine people have been killed, namely with a pilot and eight passengers. He could not confirm that Bryant and his daughter was among the victims were.

“It is not right to take on the identity of the victims, while the coroner was still busy with her job,” said Villanueva.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but several media are reporting that the visibility in the area of the crash had been limited due to the fog. The helicopter, a Sikorsky S-76, was on his way from the Bryants hometown of Newport Beach, the Mamba Sports Academy, where, Gianna Bryant, later in the day, a basketball game was playing, while her father and coach, in order to provide.

15Beelden of a downed helicopter with Kobe Bryant

Bryant is one of the best basketball players ever

Bryant is regarded as one of the best basketball players of all time. He has played his entire career for the Los Angeles Lakers (1996-2016), and it was a five-time champion at the North American basketbalcompetitie the NBA.

The guard was established in 2008 and was elected the most valuable player (MVP) in the NBA. He was an eighteen time All-Star and two-time MVP of the NBA Finals.

Bryant’s state of 33.643 points in the fourth, the topscorerslijst of all time in the NBA. The current Lakers all-star LeBron James, through his fellow-countryman on Saturday by 29 points against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Bryant, for many years, a helicopter was used to the streets of Los Angeles to work, got married in 2001 Vanessa Laine. The couple had four daughters.

Photos from the career of Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant at the start of his professional career in 1996.
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In 2016, ended Kobe Bryant’s long basketbalcarrière.
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He has played his entire career for the Lakers.
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The guard was established in 2008 and was elected the most valuable player (MVP) in the NBA. He was an eighteen time All-Star and two-time MVP of the NBA Finals.
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By Bryant in 2012 after winning the olympic gold in London, in the United States of america.
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Bryant, during a visit to the US Open in 2019 at the latest, with Roger Federer, is considered to be one of the best basketball players ever.
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