Heartbroken fans pay tribute to basketball icon Kobe Bryant

Heartbroken fans pay tribute to basketball icon Kobe Bryant

Fans of basketball legend Kobe Bryant have paid tribute to the former LA Lakers star following reports that he died on Sunday in a helicopter crash in California.

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Bryant was travelling in a private aircraft with four others when it came down in Calabasas near Los Angeles, California.

The helicopter was said to have caught fire after crashing as emergency services battled in vain to save those on board.

All five people on board, including Kobe Bryant and his daughter, have now been confirmed dead as a result of the crash.

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Tributes have been pouring in:

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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