Calabasas, Ca.- Basketball legend Kobe Bryant is dead. Two sources confirm to CNN, he died in a helicopter crash Sunday. At least five people were killed in the crash in southern California. Authorities say it happened in Calabasas, about 30 miles west of Los Angeles.
Basketball icon Kobe Bryant died Sunday in a helicopter crash in Southern California, numerous outlets have reported. He was 41. He was 41. TMZ first reported Bryant's death.
Today is the 19th anniversary of the 2001 plane crash that killed 10 people associated with the Oklahoma State men's basketball team. The Beechcraft Super King Air 200 crashed near Strasburg, Colo.
Professional sports in America have been spared the types of tragedy that struck Marshall University in 1970, when almost all the members of its football team were lost in a plane crash, or Evansville University, whose basketball team and coaching staff were killed in a crash in 1978. But it almost happened to an NBA team on Jan. 18, 1960, when the DC 3 plane carrying the Minneapolis Lakers.
Prominent athletes, coaches and officials who have died in plane crashes: Nov. 7, 2017: Roy Halladay, former Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher, in the Gulf of Mexico. Nov. 28, 2016.
All persons on board the plane died, according to initial information released by the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), as rescuers worked to recover their remains. The aircraft, registered as RP-C5880 and bound for Haneda airport in Tokyo, Japan, was on a medical evacuation mission when the crash happened around 8 p.m., three minutes after its scheduled departure.
This popular Italian soccer team suffered a huge loss when a huge portion of their team died in a plane crash in the late 1940's. The sad thing is that this wasn't even the worst foreign soccer.
He went on to win two gold medals with the USA Men's Basketball team - in Beijing at the 2008 Olympics and 2012 in London. Camera Icon A fan reacts to the news that former NBA player Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash.