BREAKING: Former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant & 4 others confirmed dead, following helicopter crash in California

Basketball superstar Kobe Bryant, 41, has died.

According to TMZ, Bryant was traveling in a private helicopter when it crashed in Calabasas, California, on Sunday morning. Four other people that were traveling with Bryant have also died.

The identities of the other passengers are not yet clear. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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Bryant played his entire 20-year basketball career for the Los Angeles Lakers. He retired in 2016. Bryant was an NBA Finals MVP two times in his career.

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[Feature Photo: Kobe Bryant via AP/Richard Shotwell/Invision]