'The worst news': Political world mourns loss of Kobe Bryant

'The worst news': Political world mourns loss of Kobe Bryant
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Condolences from the political and media world poured following the stunning news of the death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant on Sunday.

Bryant reportedly died in a helicopter crash that occurred 30 miles northwest of Los Angeles near Calabasas, Calif.

TMZ, which first broke the news, also reported that Bryant's daughter, Gianna Maria, along with three other people, were also killed in the crash. Other news outlets have yet to identify the other passengers on board beside Bryant. 

The 5-time NBA champion was 41. He entered the NBA in 1996 right out of high school. The 11-time All-Star retired following the 2015-2016 season and played his entire career with the Los Angeles Lakers.