Kobe Bryant’s daughter is confirmed to have died alongside her father in a helicopter crash in California, reports TMZ.

Gianna Maria, 13, perished in the tragedy earlier today which has five confirmed fatalities.

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It is believed they were on their way to basketball practice when the crash occurred in Calabasas, near central Los Angeles.

Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, also known as GiGi, was a talented youth basketball player who regularly attended LA Lakers games with her father.

His wife Vanessa is not believed to have been involved in the accident.

The pair share three other daughters, Natalia and Bianca and their newborn Capri.

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