CALABASAS, Calif. – Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas on Sunday morning.
Officials say Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were among nine killed.
Bryant and his daughter were expected at the Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks for a basketball game scheduled for noon Sunday.
There were no survivors of the crash, the identity of the seven others are expected to be released once the coroner’s investigation is complete.
Emergency crews responded after a helicopter crashed and sparked a small brush fire Sunday in Southern California.
The crash occurred in Calabasas, said Art Marrujo, a dispatch supervisor with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Firefighters worked to douse flames that spread through about an acre of dry brush.
Calabasas is a city of 23,000 people about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.