Report: Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash 5 months ago

Report: Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

The basketball star has reportedly died in a helicopter crash that killed everyone on board.

Former professional basketball player Kobe Bryant has died following a helicopter crash, according to a report issued by TMZ on Sunday evening.

He was 41 years old.

The TMZ report notes that Bryant was travelling with at least three other people in his private helicopter when it crashed in Calabasas, California.

ABC News has confirmed that five people have died in the crash.

ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski took to Twitter to confirm Bryant's death:

It is believed that a fire broke out before the helicopter went down. Bryant's wife Vanessa is not believed to have been on board.

At the time of writing, the Los Angeles County Fire Department is currently at the scene of the "multiple fatality" crash.

The Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department posted photographs from the scene:

A press conference is set to take place later on Sunday evening.