Gianna Bryant & Her Basketball Superstar Dad Kobe Die in Helicopter Crash

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Bryant's third all-time scoring record was passed just last night by fellow Lakers hero LeBron James.

"The missive was wrapped by an emoji of a flexing bicep with the hashtag: "#33644".

TMZ.com has reported, citing representative for Kobe Bryant, that Gianna Bryant was among those killed in the crash.

Dozens of fans gathered Sunday afternoon at L.A. Live Plaza outside Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles following the death of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant. No one onboard the helicopter survived, according to reports.

Daughter Gianna "GiGi", 13, was among those killed in the five-fatality helicopter crash, according to officials.

While NBA players tweeted their memorials and sympathies, actors, singers and others who frequent Los Angeles paid their respects to the legendary player.

Authorities were investigating the cause of the crash.

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The crash sparked a brush fire on impact hampering rescue efforts. "Our deepest condolences go out to the Altobelli family during this time of tragedy". The group was en route to a basketball game.

Stars around the National Basketball Association and the larger world were stunned by the iconic hoop star's death.

While most presenters and winners at the Premiere Ceremony are quietly pushing through despite the news, Homecoming producer Steve Pamon said "Rest in peace Kobe, we love you", while accepting the award for Best Music Film.

"A valuable lesson that I can teach them is what it means to pursue excellence and the commitment level that comes with that", he told People of being a coach in a 2017 interview.

"Nooooooooooo God please No!" tweeted former Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade. Words can't describe the pain I'm feeling. "Just an incredibly sad and tragic day". Tony Imbrenda said he didn't immediately have any information about whether the Sikorsky S-76 helicopter radioed a distress signal.

Television host Ellen DeGeneres wrote that her heart ached for Bryant's family. By his second season, he had earned his first of 18 all-star selections. The couple went on to have four children together: daughters Natalia, 17, Gianna, Bianka, 3, and Capri, 7 months.

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