Remembering Kobe Bryant
NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash on a steep hillside in dense morning fog in Southern California on Sunday, his sudden death at age 41 touching off an outpouring of grief for a star whose celebrity transcended basketball.
The chopper went down in Calabasas, about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Authorities said that nine people were aboard the helicopter and presumed dead, after earlier putting the death toll at five.
News of Bryant’s death rocketed around the sports and entertainment worlds, and our Chris Searcy weighed in on what Kobe meant to him.
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