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Kobe Bryant Dies in a Helicopter Crash in Calabasas; Daughter Gianna, 13, With Him



Update 5:00 PM:

We previously reported that Kobe Bryant and five other died in the helicopter crash.

But numerous reports have also confirmed that his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna ‘Gigi’ Bryant was also one of the people that passed.

The number of passengers on the hospital is nine, including the pilot.

The names of other passengers who died with Kobe Bryant will be released in the next news.


Numerous outlets reported and have confirmed that former Los Angeles Lakers basketball player Kobe Bryant passed away due to a helicopter crash.

TMZ first reported the news.

Bryants was travelling with three more people using his private helicopter when it went down and a fire broke out.

There were emergency personnel that responded but nobody on board has survived, according to TMZ Sports.

Five people are confirmed dead, including the NBA legend.

Bryant’s wife Vanessa and their kids were not on board.

According to eyewitnesses, they heard the helicopter’s engine sputtering just before it came crashing down.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Numerous famous people have expressed their shock and sadness to the news.

Arianna Huffington tweeted, “Shocked and saddened about the tragic death of Kobe Bryant. His mantra was ‘live today to inspire tomorrow’ and he inspired millions. My heart goes out to his beloved family.”

Warrior Insider Monte Poole said, “Love Kobe or not, this is a wallop of a gut-punch.”

Cosmetics mogul Jeffree Star, who lived in the area, tweeted, “I can’t believe this is real. I saw emergency helicopters fly over our neighborhood earlier and I am in shock. How??? RIP Kobe.”

It is known that Kobe Bryan used a helicopter for his travels for years, even before playing for the LA Lakers.

KB is survived by his wife Vanessa and four daughters, Gianna, Natalia, Bianca and their newborn, Capri.

On Saturday, LeBron James have finally passed Bryant as the third all-time NBA scorer.

He paid tribute to LeBron on Instagram – as his last post – saying, “On to #2 @kingjames! Keep growing the game and charting the path for the next.”

Originally from Philadelphia, Bryant was drafted after graduating high school from Charlotte Hornets.

He was 13th overall pick in the first round of the 1996 draft. The Hornets traded him to the Lakers, where he played until he retired in 2016. 

He even won 5 NBA finals, voted 18 as an All-Star team and scored 81 points in one game with the Raptors back in 2006.

Bryant also won two Olympic gold medals.

Kobe Bryant was 41 years old.

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BLACKPINK With a Hat-Trick As They Once Again Retain The #1 Spot In NEW K.ID’s Weekly Chart




NEW K.ID, the No.1 TV channel for all K-Pop entertainment and source (, announced its weekly chart for the 3rd week of August.

BLACKPINK retains its #1 spot in the NEW K.ID’s weekly chart for three consecutive weeks as they tie with WINNER’s previous record. BLACKPINK has announced a new single dropping on August 28th which will be a collaboration with American pop star, Selena Gomez. Selena Gomez also recently teased her collaboration with BLACKPINK on her Instagram post captioned, “SELPINK pulling up soon. 8/28”.

Photo: Instagram @selenagomez

Following their release of the single, BLACKPINK will be releasing their first debut album on October 2nd.


PENTAGON, SHINee, GWSN, and N.Flying all retained their spots in TOP5. The 6th place, WINNER, celebrated their 6th year debut anniversary. MINO posted a photo of WINNER on his Instagram, celebrating the time and unforgettable memories that they have spent together for the last 6 years. 

Photo: Instagram @realllllmino

Ranked at #9, SF9’s Rowoon has been named as ‘The North Face white label’s F/W’ model and its brand ambassador. With a height over 6’3’’, Rowoon not only has a youthful personality but also has various talents as he can both sing and act in various entertainment fields. The North Face saw that Rowoon’s versatility perfectly matched its brand image and decided to partner with Rowoon.

Coming in at #10, DAY6’s sub-unit, Even of Day, is releasing a new album, ‘The Book of Us: Gluon – Nothing can tear us apart’ on August 31st. All 7 songs in the album are written and produced by the Even of Day members. Young K is expected to play guitar in place of Sungjin and Jae. JYP’s representative commented, “Young K showed his expertise on the bass guitar and will continue to play more instruments.” It was also mentioned that Wonpil’s synthesizer and Dowoon’s electronic drum will be key in this album.

Additionally, in last week’s ‘2020 SORIBADA BEST K-MUSIC AWARDS’, GWSN and LOONA won New Wave New Artist Awards while GFRIEND took the main prize (bonsang) home.

NEW K.ID, the only TV channel that allows viewers to enjoy K-POP Idol-related content programming 24/7 and exclusive episodes curated from 10K+ videos, is available at CH 511 for free on LG Smart TVs and XUMO apps on all Internet-connected devices.

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Death after unmasked arrest – Mexico Floyd

The official reason for the arrest revealed by the police is not known, but the video footage posted on social media at the time of the arrest suggests that the reason is “not wearing a mask.”



Amid a stir across the U.S. over the “George Floyd” incident that killed white police abuses, similar cases of abuse of public power have been revealed in Mexico, sparking public outrage.

The daily El Universal has been protesting against the incident since it was belatedly revealed that construction worker Giovanni Lopez died the next day after being arrested by police in Guadalajara, western Mexico, on April 4.

The official reason for the arrest revealed by the police is not known, but the video footage posted on social media at the time of the arrest suggests that the reason is “not wearing a mask.”

Death of George Floyd

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, knelt on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes while Floyd was handcuffed face down in the street

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