Kobe Bryant Passes Away in a Tragic Helicopter Accident

Kobe Bryant Passes Away in a Tragic Helicopter Accident

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Beloved athlete Kobe Bryant passed away on Sunday morning (January 26), along with 8 other individuals, after a helicopter accident in Calabasas.

The news was initially reported by TMZ. As the story continued to develop, the death of all 9 passengers were confirmed.

The identities of those on the helicopter have all been identified:

Kobe Bryant (41), Gianna Bryant (13), John Altobelli (56), Keri Altobelli, Alyssa Altobelli, Sarah Chester, Payton Chester (13), Christina Mauser and the pilot, Ara Zobayan.

955KLOS will be honoring their lives at 12pm PST with a moment of silence. Our condolences to the families and loved ones of those who were gone too soon.

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