Two weeks after the tragic helicopter crash that took the lives of Kobe and Gianna Bryant, along with seven others, the NBA legend and his 13-year-old daughter have been laid to rest.
E! News have reported the family held a private service in LA, with public memorial for fans to pay their respects scheduled for February 24 at the Staples Center.
“We are one city that believes in each other, believes in something bigger than ourselves,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said. “We will absolutely do everything to make sure that this is done so that everybody can come to it as well.”
Bryant’s wife Vanessa has been struggling to come to terms with the loss, revealing on Instagram her “brain refuses to accept that both Kobe and Gigi are gone”.
“I can’t process both at the same time,” she wrote in a heart-wrenching post. “It’s like I’m trying to process Kobe being gone, but my body refuses to accept my Gigi will never come back to me. It feels wrong.
“Why should I be able to wake up another day when my baby girl isn’t being able to have that opportunity?!” Vanessa continued to explain she was “mad” because her daughter “had so much life to live”.
“I need to be strong and be here for my three daughters,” she added. “Mad I’m not with Kobe and Gigi, but thankful I’m here with Natalia, Bianka and Capri. I know what I’m feeling is normal.
“I just wanted to share in case there’s anyone out there that’s experienced a loss like this. God I wish they were here and this nightmare would be over.
Praying for all of the sufferers of this scared tragedy. Please continue to pray for all.” Kobe and Gianna tragically lost their life on January 26 in the horror crash alongside Christina Mauser, John Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, Alyssa Altobelli, Sarah Chester, Payton Chester and pilot Ara Zobayan.
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