Kobe Bryant with his family in Mykonos 2014
Kobe Bryant with his family in Mykonos 2014

Breaking news- NBA legend and former Los Angeles Lakers star, Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter accident , along with his daughter Gianna and three others on Sunday morning.

Kobe and his four passengers, were travelling in his private helicopter in Calabasas, a city in Los Angeles, en route to a basketball game when it crashed and burst into flames. Emergency personnel responded immediately, however nobody on board survived.

It was normal for Kobe to travel in helicopters, to beat Los Angeles’ heavy traffic.

The five-time NBA champion was widely considered one of the greatest players in the game’s history.

The 41-year-old basketball legend and his family also spent a lot of time in Greece for holidays, as it was one of their favourite destinations.

Tributes from fellow sport stars and celebrities have been pouring in, many expressing their shock at his sudden death.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transport Safety Board said they will investigate the accident.

This is a developing news story.

R.I.P Kobe and Gianna