Former basketball superstar, Kobe Bryant, has died in a helicopter crash. Outlets are reporting the crash took place on the morning of Sunday, January 26th, in California. He was 41.
The helicopter crashed in a remote field in Calabasas. There were nine people on board, including the pilot and Bryant’s 13 year old daughter. There were no survivors. Due to intense fog, it crashed into a mountain and caused a fire in the area.
Kobe Bryant was born and raised in Philadelphia, where he attended Lower Merion High School and played on the varsity basketball team. A memorial was made for him the day of his death.
Bryant was an avid fan of the Eagles and favored Larry’s Steaks in Wynnefield.
He lead the Lakers to five NBA championships. Bryant won three straight NBA titles from 1999 to 2002.
Along with winning two Olympic medals, Bryant was also an Oscar winner. He eventually retired in 2016.
Bryant is survived by his wife and three daughters.
Our hearts and prayers go out to Bryant’s family and the families of the 7 people who died. May they rest in peace.