Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others reportedly lost their lives today in a tragic helicopter crash.
In 911 dispatch audio obtained by “Extra,” emergency services talk of a "'copter down." Listen below.
This afternoon, the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department held a press conference, telling press that all nine people on board had “perished.”
They would not, however, confirm that Kobe and Gianna were among the passengers, insisting that they were waiting for the coroner's confirmation before identifying the victims by name.
The investigation is now in the hands of the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration.
Kobe and Gianna were en route to the Mamba Academy in Thousand Oaks for basketball practice, according to TMZ.
They are survived by wife and mom Vanessa, and by his children with Vanessa, Gianna's sisters Natalia, 17; Bianka, 3; and Capri, 7 mos.
Watch "Extra's" past interviews with Kobe below.