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Renowned US Basketballer Dies In Helicopter Crash

One of America's most celebrated basketball players, Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash alongside his daughter and seven other persons.

By Agborndip Priscilia In Buea

One of America’s most celebrated basketball players, Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash alongside his daughter and seven other persons.

The crash which claimed the life of the star and his 13 year-old daughter, Gianna, occurred in California, on Sunday January 26, 2020.

The private helicopter according to media reports crashed on the hill of Calabasas in California due to poor visibility resulting from a bad and foggy weather.

TWIF NEWS learned that Kobe and daughter were heading for a game at Mamba Sport Academy when the tragic incident befell them.

The professional basketball legend, five time best NBA player died leaving behind his wife, three daughters and fans to mourn him.

The “shooting guard” was born in 1978 in Philadelphia and died at the age of 41.

He started his basketball career in 1996 and won many awards amongst which was NBA’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 2008.

Meantime, the American Basketball Federation had announced that a moment of silence be observed in memory of the deceased hero at the beginning of every NBA match.

Courtesy: Africanews.com

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