Travelling in his private helicopter, Kobe Bryant and four others crashed over Calabasas on Sunday morning, TMZ reported. Emergency personnel responded, but there were no survivors.
His wife and four daughters are said to have not been among the deceased.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s office has so far confirmed five people died in a helicopter crash over Calabasas.
An 18-time NBA All-Star, Bryant was considered to be one of the greatest basketball players of all-time.
He is survived by his wife, Vanessa, and four daughters – Gianna, Natalia and Bianca and Capri.