Rick Fox was not a passenger in helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant

Former L.A. Laker and Boston Celtic -- not to mention former Mr. Vanessa Williams -- Rick Fox has come a long way as an actor since stepping off the basketball court with several guest-starring TV roles like "Dirt" and "One Tree Hill."

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Former L.A. Laker and Boston Celtic -- not to mention former Mr. Vanessa Williams -- Rick Fox has come a long way as an actor since stepping off the basketball court with several guest-starring TV roles like "Dirt" and "One Tree Hill."

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Despite Rick Fox trending on Twitter, the retired Lakers star was not involved in the crash that killed Kobe Bryant.

Bryant was on his way to a basketball game with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna when the crash happened. Those aboard the helicopter included another player and a parent, but it was not Rick Fox.

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Rick’s stepdaughter confirmed on Twitter that he was not involved in the fatal crash.

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Others close to the athlete chimed in to confirm that he is alive.

Details of the crash are being updated.

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