Including the daughter of basketball legend Kobe Bryant were killed in the Helicopter crash
American basketball legend Kobe Bryant, 41, was killed in a helicopter crash in California.
According to a British news agency Reuters report, he and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others were aboard in the helicopter aboard the helicopter, killing all people in the crash.
An investigation into the crash has been launched and the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the cause of the crash.
The report added that Cobb Bryant's helicopter caught fire as it was passing over Calabasas City.
Kobe Bryant, 41, was named the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Player of the Year in 2008.
During his 20-year career he played basketball on behalf of the Los Angeles Lakers team, he was also a five-time National Basketball Association champion.
He also made a short animation film "Dare Basketball" in 2017, for which he was awarded an Oscar.
On the news of Kobe Bryant's death, US President Donald Trump also expressed his grief on social networking site Twitter.
Reports are that basketball great Kobe Bryant and three others have been killed in a helicopter crash in California. That is terrible news!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2020
In his tweet, the US president called Kobe Bryant's death bad news.
Former US President Barack Obama, on the other hand, declared Kobe a legend and prayed for his family over his death.
Kobe was a legend on the court and just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act. To lose Gianna is even more heartbreaking to us as parents. Michelle and I send love and prayers to Vanessa and the entire Bryant family on an unthinkable day.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 26, 2020
Kobe Bryant married a woman named Vanessa in 2001 and has left his wife and 3 daughters in Sogavan.