Rick Fox has not died in the helicopter crash with his former Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant.

After Kobe‘s death was reported on Sunday (January 26), rumors surfaced that Rick was one of the five people on board who passed away.

NBA sports reporter Jared Greenberg has tweeted that Rick was not actually on board.

“I have personally communicated with Rick Fox via text since the news about Kobe dying came out PLEASE STOP spreading ‘news’ unless you personally can confirm it!” he wrote.

Rick, 50, played for the Boston Celtics from 1991 through 1997 and the played for the Lakers until he retired in 2004. He famously dated actress Eliza Dushku from 2009 through 2014.

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