Shortly after the news broke of the helicopter crash that killed NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant, and seven others, rumors claiming Rick Fox was on the helicopter began to spread like wildfire.

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His stepdaughter, recording artist Lion Babe, took to social media to set the record straight.

In a post on her Instagram page, Lion Babe wrote:

Just to clear the air my step dad @imrickafox is safe and was NOT on the helicopter this morning, so PLEASE do not spread false news! Our family is in mourning and shocked along with the rest of the world. ? #rip to an amazing man and spirit.

See her original post below:

Please continue to lift up the Bryant family and all who are touched by this tragedy in prayer.