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Google Mysteriously Misstates Kobe Bryant Death As ‘Date of Assassination,’ Then Corrects It

Although it has since been changed, for several hours Google search results on ‘how did Kobe Bryant die’ listed ‘Date of Assassination’ at the top.


On Sunday, a helicopter crash in the foothills outside of Los Angeles took the lives of Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year old daughter, and seven others.

Although there was a thick enough fog blanketing the Los Angeles area on Sunday morning that had grounded authorities’ helicopters, Bryant and his pilot decided to fly anyway.

“Bryant was scheduled to coach Sunday in a game at his Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks and was en route there when the helicopter crashed,” reported the Los Angeles Times.

Following the news of the crash on Sunday, many internet users who typed in the words “when did Kobe Bryant die” into Google were startled to see the words ‘date of assassination’ appear at the top of the search results.

Screenshot Source: USA Today


“The result, which mentions the ‘date of assassination’ is for a Wikipedia page about Bryant’s life and career,” the USA Today reported early Monday morning. “The word ‘assassination’ did not appear on the Wikipedia page, which does have a note that it is ‘being heavily edited because its subject has recently died.'”


Although, as of Monday morning, Google has apparently corrected the misstatement, some conspiracy theorists are beginning to question the circumstances of Bryant’s death.


“Google and Wikipedia could not immediately be reached for comment,” the USA Today reported.

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