Fresh report making rounds on various international portals confirm that basketball legend, Kobe Bryant has perished in a helicopter crash.
According to TMZ, the LA Lakers icon was travelling with three others in a private aircraft when it came down in Calabasas near LA, California.
The incident reportedly happened this morning but the news just started spreading on all credible websites across the internet landscape.
According to reports, the helicopter went up in a ball of fire after hitting the ground.
He is survived by his wife Vanessa and their four daughters, who are thought to have not been on board.
His shock death sparked an outpouring of grief from the basketball world.
Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic tweeting: “NO PLEASE, I’m shaking this can’t be true please.”
A police confirmation reads:
Avoid the area until further notice.
— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) January 26, 2020