Kobe Bryant Dead at 41, Daughter Gianna Also Killed in Helicopter Crash
UPDATE: The final three victims have been identified as Sarah and Payton Chester and pilot Ara Zobayan.
UPDATE: TVGrapevine has learned that girls basketball coach Christina Mauser, who’s married to Tijuana Dogs singer Matt Mauser, was also killed in the crash.
UPDATE: Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife, Kerri, and daughter Alyssa, were also killed in the crash.
UPDATE: Kobe’s daughter Gianna is also said to have died in the crash. She was thirteen years old.
Sad news for sports fans today. Kobe Bryant, best known for playing for the LA Lakers, has died. He was 41 years old.
The former NBA player was on his private helicopter with several other people when it crashed and caught on fire. At least nine people are confirmed dead. It is confirmed that his wife Vanessa was not on board, although it is now being reported that his daughter Gianna was on board and also killed.
The crash occurred in Calabasas and is still under investigation.
He is survived by his wife Vanessa and children Natalia, Bianca and Capri.
TMZ Sports first broke this story.
TVGrapevine sends their condolences to his family and loved ones during this time.