The news surrounding Kobe Bryant’s death gets more devastating by the hour.
After initial reports that Kobe and his 13-year-old daughter Gigi were among five killed when their helicopter went down in Calabasas, CA, it’s now being reported that there were actually nine passengers on board.
BREAKING: Sheriff says records show nine people were killed when helicopter crashed in California. Sources tell @AP that Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter were among the victims.
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 26, 2020
There were rumors that ex-Laker Rick Fox was one of those killed, but his reps confirm that he was not on the copter and is still alive.
Update: All nine people who tragically lost their lives during the crash have been identified.
Kobe Bryant (41), Gianna Bryant (13), John Altobelli (56), Keri Altobelli, Alyssa Altobelli, Sarah Chester, Payton Chester (13), Christina Mauser and the pilot, Ara Zobayan.