US basketball legend Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash in the Californian suburb of Calabasas.
It has been reported by American website TMZ that his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Marie was also on board and died in the crash.
Five people died after the aircraft went down in a remote field at around 10am local time today, according to the City of Calabasas.
It confirmed Bryant's death "with great sadness" and said that nobody on the ground was injured.
TMZ initially reported that Bryant, one of the country's best-known basketball stars, was among the casualties.
The 41-year-old played with the Los Angeles Lakers during his 20-year career.
Bryant, who is survived by his wife Vanessa and their three other daughters, retired in 2016 after winning five NBA championships.
Local police said they were informed of reports of a downed aircraft at around 10am local time on a hillside at Las Virgenes Road and Willow Glen Street.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the flames have been extinguished but that fire services remain at the scene.
They confirmed that five people died in the incident and that there were no survivors.
They did not confirm whether Bryant was among the fatalities but said that investigations were ongoing.
The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed that an S-76 helicopter crashed this morning "under unknown circumstances" and that they are investigating.
Tributes are pouring in on social media, with US President Donald Trump tweeting to say Bryant's death is "terrible news".