American Basketball legend, Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash in the city of Calabasas, California.
Reports confirm that 41-year old Bryant, was travelling in a private helicopter alongside other people including his daughters when it crashed and burst into flames.
There are reports that his 13-year old daughter,Gianna Maria Bryant might also be dead.
The five-time NBA champion was widely recognized as one of the greatest players in the history of basketball.
Tributes from celebrities and fans all over the world are now pouring in, with many expressing shock over his sudden death.