Basketball legend Kobe Bryant one of several dead in helicopter crash

More news developing of the helicopter crash in Southern California on Sunday morning.

LA Country Sheriff confirmed that a total of nine lives were lost in the crash. Everyone on board has died.

NBA star and Lakers legend, Kobe Bryant 41, was on the plane along with his 13-year old daughter, Gianna heading to a basketball game at his gym, Mamba Academy.

Others on the plane included John Altobelli, the head baseball coach at Orange Coast College, his wife Keri and their daughter Alyssa.

Payton Chester, a teammate of Gianna, and her mother Sarah, was also on board.

Christiana Mauser, an assistant coach.

The pilot, Ara Zobayan.

Reports have mentioned that dense fog may have played a role in the crash. The plane reached a climbing left turn of 2, 400 feet before crashing down.

More updates as they come.


Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, 13, died in a helicoper crash in Calabasas Sunday morning … TMZ Sports is reporting

Bryant was traveling with at least three other people in his private helicopter when it went down. A fire broke out. Emergency personnel responded, but nobody on board survived. Five people are confirmed dead. His wife, Vanessa, was not on board during the crash.

More updates as they come.