- Kobe Bryant and two other families were involved in the tragic helicopter crash in California
- Baseball coach John Altobelli alongside wife Keri and daughter Alyssa also lost their lives
- Mother Sarah Chester and daughter Payton as well as basketball coach Christina Mauser also died
The world, especially, the sporting fraternity has been hit hard by the death of American basketball legend Kobe Bryant.
La Lakers legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash at Calabasas in California on Sunday, January 26, 2020.
Even more heartbreaking has been the fact that he died with his 13-year-old Gianni Maria who was on the helicopter with him.
While the deaths of Kobe and his daughter have dominated news headlines, they were not the people who suffered the unfortunate fate.
There were seven other people on the helicopter including the pilot putting the total number of deaths at nine.
Details and photos of all the nine people who were aboard the chopper have been released on American television.
NBA 18-time All Star player Kobe and Gianna were not the only family members to have died.
Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli died alongside his wife Keri Altobelli and their daughter Alyssa Altobelli were inside the helicopter.
A mother, Sarah Chester, also died alongside her daughter Payton Chester.
Christina Mauser, an assistant coach for an Orange County private elementary school basketball team, was also killed in the crash.
The last person is the pilot of the chopper, Ara Zobayan.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Kobe Bryant was warned he was going too low before the unfortunate helicopter crash that saw the basketball legend, his daughter Gianna lose their lives.
A total of nine persons were killed in the terrible incident which occurred in Calabasas, California on Sunday, January 26.
The Los Angles Police Department (LAPD) have confirmed that windy conditions was not satisfactory for flying before tragic accident.
Another report from Legit.ng stated that Kobe Bryant, it has emerged that the athlete's absence will not only be felt by the sporting fraternity, the business and investments family has also been hit hard by Bryant's demise.
Before the helicopter crash that claimed his life on Sunday, January 26, in Calabasas, California, Bryant had used the vast sporting experience he had accrued from the court to build a business empire valued at over $991 million.
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