Hong, file Associated Press. There was no black box aboard the Sikorsky S aircraft, and the cause of the crash is still under investigation. Gianna also died in the crash. Several news outlets reported Bryant was in his private helicopter with several other people when it crashed. NTSB board member Jennifer Homendy called crash scene "pretty devastating" and said that survival would have been unlikely. Pieces of the helicopter were scattered around the hillside near the main impact point. Nine people died in the crash, according to the Los Angeles sheriff.
Kelly. Age: 32.
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Jessica. Age: 32.
Kobe Bryant, 41, dies in helicopter crash in Calabasas, California
Hong, file Associated Press. Bryant, the time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday, Jan. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said the department is protecting the area surrounding the crash to prevent trespassers from accessing the site.