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Fans Gather Near Crash Site to Mourn Kobe Bryant


The site where basketball great Kobe Bryant along with several other passengers on a helicopter crashed and perished on a hillside near Calabasas, California on January 26, 2020. Mourners and fans of Kobe Bryant gathered near the location. (Ted Soqui/SIPA USA)The site where basketball great Kobe Bryant along with several other passengers on a helicopter crashed and perished on a hillside near Calabasas, California on January 26, 2020. Mourners and fans of Kobe Bryant gathered near the location. (Ted Soqui/SIPA USA)The site where basketball great Kobe Bryant along with several other passengers on a helicopter crashed and perished on a hillside near Calabasas, California on January 26, 2020. Mourners and fans of Kobe Bryant gathered near the location. (Ted Soqui/SIPA USA)The site where basketball great Kobe Bryant along with several other passengers on a helicopter crashed and perished on a hillside near Calabasas, California on January 26, 2020. Mourners and fans of Kobe Bryant gathered near the location. (Ted Soqui/SIPA USA)The site where basketball great Kobe Bryant along with several other passengers on a helicopter crashed and perished on a hillside near Calabasas, California on January 26, 2020. Mourners and fans of Kobe Bryant gathered near the location. (Ted Soqui/SIPA USA)The site where basketball great Kobe Bryant along with several other passengers on a helicopter crashed and perished on a hillside near Calabasas, California on January 26, 2020. Mourners and fans of Kobe Bryant gathered near the location. (Ted Soqui/SIPA USA)The site where basketball great Kobe Bryant along with several other passengers on a helicopter crashed and perished on a hillside near Calabasas, California on January 26, 2020. Mourners and fans of Kobe Bryant gathered near the location. (Ted Soqui/SIPA USA)The site where basketball great Kobe Bryant along with several other passengers on a helicopter crashed and perished on a hillside near Calabasas, California on January 26, 2020. Mourners and fans of Kobe Bryant gathered near the location. (Ted Soqui/SIPA USA)The site where basketball great Kobe Bryant along with several other passengers on a helicopter crashed and perished on a hillside near Calabasas, California on January 26, 2020. Mourners and fans of Kobe Bryant gathered near the location. (Ted Soqui/SIPA USA)The site where basketball great Kobe Bryant along with several other passengers on a helicopter crashed and perished on a hillside near Calabasas, California on January 26, 2020. Mourners and fans of Kobe Bryant gathered near the location. (Ted Soqui/SIPA USA)The site where basketball great Kobe Bryant along with several other passengers on a helicopter crashed and perished on a hillside near Calabasas, California on January 26, 2020. Mourners and fans of Kobe Bryant gathered near the location. (Ted Soqui/SIPA USA)The site where basketball great Kobe Bryant along with several other passengers on a helicopter crashed and perished on a hillside near Calabasas, California on January 26, 2020. Mourners and fans of Kobe Bryant gathered near the location. (Ted Soqui/SIPA USA)The site where basketball great Kobe Bryant along with several other passengers on a helicopter crashed and perished on a hillside near Calabasas, California on January 26, 2020. Mourners and fans of Kobe Bryant gathered near the location. (Ted Soqui/SIPA USA)The site where basketball great Kobe Bryant along with several other passengers on a helicopter crashed and perished on a hillside near Calabasas, California on January 26, 2020. Mourners and fans of Kobe Bryant gathered near the location. (Ted Soqui/SIPA USA)The site where basketball great Kobe Bryant along with several other passengers on a helicopter crashed and perished on a hillside near Calabasas, California on January 26, 2020. Mourners and fans of Kobe Bryant gathered near the location. (Ted Soqui/SIPA USA)The site where basketball great Kobe Bryant along with several other passengers on a helicopter crashed and perished on a hillside near Calabasas, California on January 26, 2020. Mourners and fans of Kobe Bryant gathered near the location. (Ted Soqui/SIPA USA)The site where basketball great Kobe Bryant along with several other passengers on a helicopter crashed and perished on a hillside near Calabasas, California on January 26, 2020. Mourners and fans of Kobe Bryant gathered near the location. (Ted Soqui/SIPA USA)The site where basketball great Kobe Bryant along with several other passengers on a helicopter crashed and perished on a hillside near Calabasas, California on January 26, 2020. Mourners and fans of Kobe Bryant gathered near the location. (Ted Soqui/SIPA USA)The site where basketball great Kobe Bryant along with several other passengers on a helicopter crashed and perished on a hillside near Calabasas, California on January 26, 2020. Mourners and fans of Kobe Bryant gathered near the location. (Ted Soqui/SIPA USA)The site where basketball great Kobe Bryant along with several other passengers on a helicopter crashed and perished on a hillside near Calabasas, California on January 26, 2020. Mourners and fans of Kobe Bryant gathered near the location. (Ted Soqui/SIPA USA)The site where basketball great Kobe Bryant along with several other passengers on a helicopter crashed and perished on a hillside near Calabasas, California on January 26, 2020. Mourners and fans of Kobe Bryant gathered near the location. (Ted Soqui/SIPA USA)The site where basketball great Kobe Bryant along with several other passengers on a helicopter crashed and perished on a hillside near Calabasas, California on January 26, 2020. Mourners and fans of Kobe Bryant gathered near the location. (Ted Soqui/SIPA USA)The site where basketball great Kobe Bryant along with several other passengers on a helicopter crashed and perished on a hillside near Calabasas, California on January 26, 2020. Mourners and fans of Kobe Bryant gathered near the location. (Ted Soqui/SIPA USA)The site where basketball great Kobe Bryant along with several other passengers on a helicopter crashed and perished on a hillside near Calabasas, California on January 26, 2020. Mourners and fans of Kobe Bryant gathered near the location. (Ted Soqui/SIPA USA)The site where basketball great Kobe Bryant along with several other passengers on a helicopter crashed and perished on a hillside near Calabasas, California on January 26, 2020. Mourners and fans of Kobe Bryant gathered near the location. (Ted Soqui/SIPA USA)The site where basketball great Kobe Bryant along with several other passengers on a helicopter crashed and perished on a hillside near Calabasas, California on January 26, 2020. Mourners and fans of Kobe Bryant gathered near the location. (Ted Soqui/SIPA USA)The site where basketball great Kobe Bryant along with several other passengers on a helicopter crashed and perished on a hillside near Calabasas, California on January 26, 2020. Mourners and fans of Kobe Bryant gathered near the location. (Ted Soqui/SIPA USA)

NBA legend and Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant, 41, was one of several people killed in a helicopter crash Sunday morning. ESPN is reporting that Bryant’s daughter, Gianna Maria Onore, 13, was also on board the helicopter.

The wreckage has been found in the hills of Calabasas. Emergency personnel responded to the scene but were unable to find any survivors. Fans gathered near the scene to pay respects to the cultural icon.

Media sources report that the passengers were on their way to the Mamba Academy in Thousand Oaks.

This post will be updated as the story develops. 

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