Kobe Bryant Is Dead at 41 After a Helicopter Accident

The 5-time NBA champion was an All-Star for 18 of his 20 seasons

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Lakers legend Kobe Bryant was among the nine fatalities in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles. Getty Images

Kobe Bryant, a former MVP of the National Basketball Association and a five-time NBA champion, is dead at 41 after his helicopter crashed in Calabasas, Calif. Nine people died in the crash, including one of his four daughters.

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