CALABASAS, Calif. — Former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant has died after the helicopter he was in crashed on a hillside in the Calabasas area on Sunday morning.
Bryant was reportedly in his private helicopter with three other people when it crashed, multiple sources have confirmed to CNN.
No one on board the helicopter survived.
TMZ first reported that Bryant died in the crash. Vanessa Bryant was not on the helicopter, according to TMZ.
The 41-year-old athlete was one of five occupants who did not survive the fiery incident in the 4200 block of Las Virgenes Road.
Authorities have not publicly confirmed his death.
It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Kobe Bryant and four others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas. The aircraft went down in a remote field off Las Virgenes around 10:00 this morning. Nobody on the ground was hurt. The FAA and NTSB are investigating.
— City of Calabasas (@CityofCalabasas) January 26, 2020
Kobe Bryant is among those dead in a helicopter crash outside Los Angeles, a source confirms to ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 26, 2020
UPDATE: Kobe Bryant, the NBA and MVP who spanned a 20-year career with the L.A. Lakers, died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas. He was 41.
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) January 26, 2020
— Jack Duffy (@JackDuffyTPL) January 26, 2020