LA County sheriffs have confirmed there are "no survivors" after a helicopter went down in Calabasas, Los Angeles.
"It was very foggy at the time [but] the cause of the crash is not given, they don't know it yet". Gianna was also a promising player.
Bryant, 41, played for the Los Angeles Lakers for 20 seasons and won five National Basketball Association championships. His wife, Vanessa Bryant, was not on board.
Michael Jordan issued a statement: "I am in shock over the tragic news of Kobe's and Gianna's passing".
Donald Trump was among those who took to Twitter after Kobe Bryant's death on Sunday.
The Lakers famously retired both of Kobe's jerseys, number 8 and 24. the only player in team history to receive that honor.
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The identities of the victims have not been officially released but it has been confirmed Kobe Bryant was one of those on board.
When the San Antonio Spurs faced off against the Toronto Raptors today, this happened... He won an Oscar for his short film, "Dear Basketball", in 2018.
Bryant was accused of sexual assault in 2003 by an employee at a Colorado hotel, tarnishing his reputation and leading to a media storm to cover his trial.
Bryant denied the claims and charges eventually were dropped after the woman refused to testify.
Bryant is survived by Vanessa, 37, and their daughters Natalia, 17, Bianka, 3, and Capri, 7 months.
Usain Bolt is among the athletes who paid tribute to the 41-year-old, sharing a picture of himself with the LA Lakers superstar with the caption: "Still can't believe".
Right from the start of his Lakers career, Bryant became a cultural icon, winning the 1997 Slam Dunk contest and landing his first of many All-Star bids in his second season.