Kobe Bryant, 41, a prolific player for the Los Angeles Lakers who bagged five championships and was often compared to Michael Jordan, died on Sunday (26/01) in a helicopter crash. His daughter Gianna Maria, 13 years old, was also one of the fatal victims of the crash.
Four other deaths were also reported from the same helicopter crash in Calabasas, California (USA). Reports say they were on their way to the Mamba Academy for a basketball practice / match.
The 1.98 basketball player was once considered one of the best in the sport of all time. He leaves his wife, Vanessa and three more daughters - Natalia and Bianca and Capri.