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Jan. 27, 20 | 12:31 am

NBA player Kobe Bryant has died from a helicopter crash in California on January 26, US local media reported.

According to New York Post, the 41-year-old legendary basketball player was among the four people flying over Calabasas in his private chopper when a fire broke out.

The chopper, as per the report of Los Angeles Times, spiraled from the sky and sparked a brush fire as it hit over the hills of the city—making it harder to conduct initial rescue operations.

READ MORE: Kobe Bryant’s daughter Gianna among the 9 confirmed dead in the chopper

According to TMZ, there were no survivors and the cause of the crash is still under investigation.

The scene of the crash. Photo credit: LA County Sheriff’s Department

Bryant was considered one of the best in the players in the history of the NBA, winning five championships for Los Angeles Lakers and making 18 All-Star Games before retiring in 2016.

He starred for two decades with the Los Angeles Lakers, winning five championships and making 18 All-Star Games before hanging up his basketball shoes following the 2016 season.

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