Former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna "Gigi" Maria-Onore also died in the Sunday morning helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and four other people on board, TMZ reports.
TMZ reports that Kobe, Gianna and three other people who have not yet been identified were on their way to the Mamba Academy in Thousand Oaks, California for a basketball practice when the crash occurred. Kobe’s wife Vanessa was reportedly not among the passengers in the chopper.
The Sikorsky S-76 helicopter in which they were flying was reportedly owned by Bryant, who loved flying choppers.
The crash happened around 10am Sunday.
Bryant, who was 41 years old, played for 20 years in the National Basketball League (NBA), all with the Los Angeles Lakers where he won five championships. He retired after the 2015-2016 season.
Gianna Maria-Onore was Kobe’s second-born daughter with this wife Vanessa. The couple had four daughters, with the youngest just born in June, 2019. Kobe and Vanessa got married in 1999.