Retired basketball star Kobe Bryant has reportedly died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California aged 41.

Bryant was said to be travelling with at least three other people in his private helicopter when it went down, according to multiple media sources in the US.

The LA County Sheriff’s department said that five people died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas on Sunday, with no survivors.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Five-time NBA champion Bryant, 41, played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers before retiring in April 2016.

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The sporting community has been left shocked and heartbroken by news of his reported death.