In a helicopter crash in California killed a basketball player Kobe Bryant

in a helicopter crash in California killed a five-time NBA champion Kobe Bean Bryant. His death was confirmed by the authorities of Calabasas – the city where the crashed helicopter.

Just the crash killed five people, reported RIA Novosti. Firefighters work at a place that the police is under investigation.

#Update Downed aircraft is a helicopter. Flames extinguished. #Malibu deputies at the crash site looking for survivors, 4200 blk of Las Virgenes Rd #Calabasas #LASD

— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) January 26, 2020

41-year-old Kobe Bryant during the 20 seasons played in the NBA, “Los Angeles Lakers”, 18 times was a participant in the “match of stars”, had the title of most valuable player of the regular championship, was twice the most valuable player of the final series of the playoffs. In the list of the most successful basketball players in NBA history had the third place. A day earlier, Bryant was moved to fourth place on the list: he was overtaken by LeBron James. Basketball player team USA won at the Olympics (2008 and 2012), won the championship of America in 2007.

the Basketball player has also made the animated film “Dear Basketball” (“Dear Basketball”). In 2018 he received for it “Oscar”.

he is survived by wife Vanessa and four daughters, including a newborn Capri.