Basketball legend Kobe Bryant has died aged 41 in a helicopter crash in California.
The NBA legend enjoyed a glittering 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers during his prime.
Bryant was travelling in his private helicopter when it crashed in Calabasas on Sunday morning.
The chopper is said to have caught fire after going down, as emergency services battled in vain to save those on board.
Five people have been confirmed dead as a result of the crash, which is now under investigation.
Bryant’s wife Vanessa is not believed to have been involved in the accident.
The pair share four daughters, Gianna, Natalia and Bianca and their newborn Capri.
Bryant regularly used his Sikorsky S-76 helicopter to travel to and from matches at the Staples Center for years.