NBA legend Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash

Kobe Bryant dead in an apparent helicopter crash according to multiple media reports. (MGN)

Former Los Angeles Lakers star and NBA legend Kobe Bryant has been killed in a helicopter crash, per several reports.

All five people aboard a helicopter died in a crash Sunday in the Los Angeles area.

Multiple reports say the 41-year-old Bryant is among the dead.

Variety reports that officials confirmed Bryant was a passenger aboard the helicopter that crashed in Calabasas, a Los Angeles County suburb.