Kobe Bean Bryant born on 23 August 1978 in Philadelphia to Joe Bryant and Pam Bryant. He is a citizen of United States of America. He represents United States of America for sport. Kobe Bryant was educated at Lower Merion High School. He died on 26 January 2020 in Calabasas from a plane crash at age 41 years, 5 months. He lived at Lower Merion Township, Newport Beach and Italy.
He was an American basketball player.
Kobe Bryant has had one spouse: Vanessa Laine Bryant. He has four children Gianna Bryant, Natalia Bryant, Capri Bryant and Bianka Bella Bryant. He has two siblings Sharia Bryant and Shaya Bryant.
Kobe Bryant has worked as a basketball player and screenwriter. He has been nominated for a BET Award for Athlete of the Year, Best NBA Player ESPY Award, Best Play ESPY Award, Best Moment ESPY Award, Under Armour Undeniable Performance ESPY Award, Best Male Athlete ESPY Award and Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsman of the Year. He has has won NBA All-Defensive Team, NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award, BET Award for Athlete of the Year, All-NBA Team, Under Armour Undeniable Performance ESPY Award, NBA Most Valuable Player Award, Best NBA Player ESPY Award, Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award and Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. He played for Los Angeles Lakers. Significant events include Death of Kobe Bryant and 2020 Calabasas helicopter crash.
His height is 1.98m (6 ft, 5 in).
He is also known as Kobe Bean Bryant, Black Mamba, KB24 and Kobe.
At 9:06 a.m. Pacific Standard Time on January 26, 2020, a Sikorsky S-76 helicopter departed from John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, with nine people aboard: Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, six family friends, and the pilot. The helicopter was registered to the Fillmore-based Island Express Holding Corp., according to the California Secretary of State business database. The group was traveling to Camarillo Airport in Ventura County for a basketball game at Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks.
Due to light rain and fog that morning, the Los Angeles Police Department helicopters and most other air traffic were grounded. The flight tracker showed that the helicopter circled above the L.A. Zoo due to heavy air traffic in the area. At 9:30 a.m., the pilot contacted the Burbank Airport's control tower, notifying the tower of the situation, and was told he was "flying too low" to be tracked by radar. At that time, the helicopter experienced extreme fog and turned south towards the mountains. At 9:40 a.m., the helicopter climbed rapidly from 1,200 to 2,000 feet (370 to 610 m), flying at 161 knots (298 km/h; 185 mph).
At 9:45 a.m., the helicopter crashed into the side of a mountain in Calabasas, about 30 miles (48 km) northwest of downtown Los Angeles, and began burning. Bryant, his daughter, and the other seven occupants were killed. Initial reports indicated that the helicopter crashed in the hills above Calabasas in heavy fog. Witnesses reported hearing a helicopter struggling before crashing.