Fox News has confirmed that Kobe Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna died alongside her father in the helicopter crash that claimed a total of 9 lives in Calabasas, California yesterday.
Recall that TMZ Sports had reported Kobe was traveling in his private helicopter when it crashed in Calabasas. The outlet also confirmed that Kobe’s wife, Vanessa, was not among those on board. However, FOX has now learned his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, was on the helicopter with him and eight other people.
The other victims include John Altobelli, former head coach of the Brewster Whitecaps baseball team and current head coach of the Orange Coast College baseball team, and his wife and daughter.
See the tweet confirming the sad news:
We are heartbroken and shocked to learn that our former head coach, John Altobelli along with his wife Keri and daughter Alyssa passed away this morning in the helicopter crash that also claimed the lives of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna.
— Brewster Whitecaps (@WhitecapsCCBL) January 26, 2020