Kobe Bryant, 41, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar is dead.
Kobe was travelling in a private helicopter when it burst into flames, according to media reports.
The crash occurred shortly before 10 a.m. near Las Virgenes Road, south of Agoura Road, according to a watch commander for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Four others on board also died.
The cause of the crash is being investigated.
Bryant’s achievements include being the 2008 NBA Most Valuable Player and two-time NBA Finals MVP. He was also two-time NBA scoring champion and a two-time Olympic champion.