Kobe Bryant, daughter Gianna among those dead in helicopter crash

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Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna watch the first half of an NCAA college basketball game between Connecticut and Houston, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

5:55 p.m.

The Los Angeles County Sheriffs office announced a death toll of nine in the Calabasas helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna.

Initial reports said Bryant and is daughter were one of five people who died in the crash.

CALABASAS, Cal.– Former NBA Basketball player, Kobe Bryant, and daughter Gianna Maria Onore died Sunday afternoon in the Calabasas, Californina helicopter crash.

ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted around 3 p.m., announcing their deaths.

As of now, there have been five confirmed deaths from the crash.

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