According to numerous reports, former NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter, Gianna, and seven others died in a helicopter accident on Sunday in Calabasas, California.
Bryant was 41.
Here is a statement from the Los Angeles Clippers on the death of Kobe Bryant:
“The Clippers mourn the sudden and devastating loss of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna. Kobe, an icon and an institution in this city and this sport, inspired teammates and opponents alike with his commitment, determination and drive.
“Kobe was a singular figure who left an indelible mark on the community and the world. His family, friends, fans and the Lakers organization are in our thoughts and prayers. We will miss him.”