- The basketball icon Kobe Bryant died at the age of 41 in a helicopter crash on Sunday in Calabasas, California.
- The shocking news was first reported by the celebrity-gossip site TMZ.
- Los Angeles authorities later slammed the outlet for reporting the fatal accident before they could alert the victims’ families.
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News that the basketball icon Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, stunned the world Sunday after it was first reported by TMZ.
But the outlet, which is known for its celebrity gossip and breaking-news scoops, was later called out by police officers who suggested it broke the story before authorities could conta