BREAKING: Kobe Bryant among those dead in helicopter crash outside Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 06:Kobe Bryant attends the LA Community Screening Of Warner Bros Pictures’ “Just Mercy” at Cinemark Baldwin Hills on January 06, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA (KTLA) – Former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant has died after the helicopter he was in crashed on a hillside in the Calabasas area on Sunday morning, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The 41-year-old athlete was one of five occupants who did not survive the fiery incident in the 4200 block of Las Virgenes Road.

TMZ first reported that Bryant died in the crash.

Authorities have not publicly confirmed his death.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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