Kobe Bryant: Stars pay tribute to basketball legend

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash alongside his 13-year-old daughter and seven others.

The crash happened in Calabasas, California at around 10am local time (6pm GMT), killing everyone on board. Officials said the helicopter went down in a remote field, but nobody on the ground was hurt.

Former LA Lakers player Kobe Bryant, 41, was a five-time NBA champion and his daughter, Gianna Bryant, was a promising young player.

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Atmosphere around the Staples Center

Overnight players fell silent at basketball games across the U.S and tributes were also paid at the Grammy Awards.

City of Calabasas officials says the helicopter went down in a remote field, but nobody on the ground was hurt.

US President Donald Trump tweeted: "Reports are that basketball great Kobe Bryant and three others have been killed in a helicopter crash in California. That is terrible news!”