In this June 9, 2016, file photo, retired NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant poses at the 2016 AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to John Williams in Los Angeles. Bryant came through with an assist for some high school students in Indiana by retweeting one student’s request on May 18, 2017, to get them out of a final exam. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Basketball star Kobe Bryant is dead after a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on Sunday morning. According to TMZ, Bryant and three other people were traveling in his private helicopter when it went down. Five people are confirmed dead but Bryant’s wife Vanessa was not among those on board. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. This is a developing story. Stay with WREG for updates.