A baseball coach, two teenage girls and their parents and the pilot were among the victims of the helicopter crash in which basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter were killed on Sunday.
Here's what we know about the victims so far.
The authorities have not yet officially identified all victims, but family and friends have shared their grief in public announcements or social media posts.
Kobe and Gianna Bryant
FILE – In this file dated July 26, 2018, the former Los Angeles-based lover Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna see during the US Swimming Championships to meet in Irvine, California (AP Photo / Chris Carlson)
Bryant, 41, died in the crash along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna on her way from Orange County, where he lives, to a youth basketball academy – the Mamba Academy – northwest of Los Angeles.
College baseball coach and family
John Altobelli, 56, the chief baseball coach at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California, died in the crash along with his wife Keri and their daughter Alyssa.
The college confirmed her death in a statement.
"John meant so much not only to Orange Coast College but also to baseball," said college sports director Jason Kehler in a statement. “He really embodied what it means to be a baseball coach. The passion he had in the game, but especially his athletes, was second to none – he treated them like family. "
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The 38-year-old Mauser was assistant coach to the Mamba Academy basketball team from Gianni Bryant.
"I have three young children and am trying to figure out how to get through life with three children and no mother," her husband told NBC News.
Sarah and Payton Chester
As people mourn the loss of Kobe Bryant, I would like to take a moment to remember two beautiful people who were with him …
Posted by Todd Schmidt on Sunday, January 26, 2020
Sarah and Payton Chester, mother and daughter, lived in Orange County and died in the crash, reporting family and friends.
"For practical reasons, you had to get into the helicopter today, you usually drove by car," Payton's grandmother Catherine George told NBC.
Pilot Ara Zobayan
Ara Zobayan, a commercial helicopter pilot and flight instructor, was flying Bryant's private helicopter when he fell on a hill near Los Angeles and went up in flames.
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