LOS ANGELES — Many people have shared tributes to Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, following his death Sunday in the area of Calabasas, Calif.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villaneuva said there were nine people on board a helicopter that crashed just before 10 a.m. PST. 

The NBA released a statement confirming the death of 41-year-old Bryant, who spent his entire 20-year career with the Lakers.

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