TMZ reports that champion basketball player Kobe Bryant, 41, died this Sunday in Calabasas.

The former Lakers star was traveling with three others in a private helicopter when it crashed and exploded in fire. Immediately emergency medical professionals hit the scene to support but there were no survivors.

His wife, Vanessa was not on board.

He is survived by her and their three daughters: Natalia, Bianca, and the new baby Capri. His daughter, Gianna was on the helicopter with him, also losing her life. There were seven others on-board and no survivors.

Our prayers go out to them, the Lakers and the entire NBA.