The world of sports and entertainment was rocked today (January 26th), with the tragic death of NBA star Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna.

According to reports, Bryant died in a helicopter crash near Calabasas, after experiencing some sort of engine malfunction. He was reportedly taking his daughter Gianna to basketball practice with other members of the team.

The 41-year-old Lakers legend was traveling with three other people went the helicopter went down and a fire broke out. 

Five people in total are confirmed dead. 

Kobe Bryant is survived by his wife Vanessa and their three children, Natalia and Bianca, as well as an 8-month-old named Capri.