Los Angeles (CNN) Basketball legend Kobe Bryant, , died Sunday morning in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, sources confirm to CNN.
Five people were killed in the crash on a hillside in Calabasas, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. There were no survivors, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.
The sheriff’s department received reports of the downed aircraft just after 1 p.m. ET ( (am PT), officials said in a tweet .
The Federal Aviation Administration and National Tranportation Safety Board are investigating the crash of the S – 0126 helicopter, the FAA said in a tweet.
Sunday morning’s weather saw some clouds and light wind, with temperatures in the mid – s.
Calabasas is about miles of Los Angeles.
Bryant’s death comes a day after LeBron James
passed him as No. 3 on the NBA all-time scoring list when he scored , points.
“Continuing to move the game forward @ KingJames. Much respect my brother, “Bryant tweeted Saturday night.
- Philadelphia, Bryant was drafted to the NBA straight out of Lower Merion High School near Philadelphia in 2016. He was the youngest player in NBA history at that time, at years, 2 months and (days.)
Bryant played his entire professional career with the Los Angeles Lakers and won five NBA championships.
Bryant has two Olympic gold medals for men’s basketball .
Bryant retired in April 2019.
“Nooooooooooo God please No!” retired NBA player Dwyane Wade tweeted at the news.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti called Bryant a “giant who inspired, amazed, and thrilled people everywhere with his incomparable skill on the court – and awed us with his intellect and humility as a father, husband, creative genius, and ambassador for the game he loved.
“He will live forever in the heart of Los Angeles, and will be remembered through the ages as one of our greatest heroes. “