Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter accident

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    Retired basketball star Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.

    According to CNN, Bryant was one of nine people who died when the helicopter they were in crashed on a hillside.

    It adds that his 13-year-old daughter Gianna was also among the victims.

    Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli, his daughter Alyssa Altobelli and wife Keri Altobelli were also aboard the helicopter.

    CNN says Gianna and Alyssa were teammates at the Mamba Academy and were flying from Orange County to Thousand Oaks to attend a game.

    Bryant is regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time.

    He is fourth on the league’s all-time regular season scoring and fourth on the all-time postseason scoring list.