Early this morning we learned of the tragic death of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash in California.
TMZ is now reporting that Kobe’s daughter, Gianna Maria was also in the helicopter with Kobe at the time of the crash.
Kobe’s daughter Gianna Maria Onore — aka GiGi — was also on board the helicopter and died in the crash … reps for Kobe tell TMZ Sports. She was 13.
We’re told they were on their way to the Mamba Academy for a basketball practice when the crash occurred. The Academy is in nearby Thousand Oaks.
Update: Adrian Wojnarowski has confirmed TMZ’s report.
Gianna Maria had become a star with her play on the court and earned the nickname of “Mambacita”. Tragic.