Retired Los Angeles Lakers star, Kobe Bryant passed away at the age of 41, alongside his daughter Gianna who was 13-years-old this morning in a helicopter crash, in the hills above Calabasas according to the reports.

Kobe was traveling with at least seven other people in his private helicopter that burst into flames. No one on board survived the crash. Nine people are confirmed dead emergency personnel reported.

The cause of the accident is under investigation. Condolences go to Bryant family and loved ones Bryant is survived by his wife, Vanessa, and their three daughters, Natalia, Bianca, and Capri