Developing: Kobe Byrant’s daughter Giana also died in the crash

Obinwannem News Developing: Kobe Byrant's daughter Giana also died in the crash

The death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant has stunned the world, in the latest update on the story, it is confirmed that his daughter, Giana, 13, was also involved in the crash.

1 pilot and 8 passengers were travelling to the Mamba Academy for a basketball practice when the crash occurred. Officials say there are no survivors.

Goodwill messages continue to pour in as Authorities urge the public to respect the privacy of the bereaved family.

President Trump tweeted about the icon’s death saying “Reports are that basketball great Kobe Bryant and three others have been killed in a helicopter crash in California. That is terrible news.!”

Shaquille O’Neal who played with the great on the Los Angeles Lakers team and won 3 NBA championships together from 1996 to 2004 posted a heartwarming tribute “There are no words to express the pain I’m going through now with this tragic and sad moment of losing my friend, my brother, my partner in winning championships, my dude and my homie.

I love you brother and you will be missed. My condolences go out to the Bryant family and the families of the other passengers on board. IM SICK RIGHT NOW!” he added.

Vladimir Chimaobi reporting, Obinwannem News

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