Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna, who was 13years of age, was also killed in the California helicopter crash, along with 7 other people.
The 41-year-old died after the private aircraft came down in California on Sunday morning 26 of January 2020 as they reportedly headed to a children’s basketball tournament.
Kobe who played for the LA Lakers throughout his glittering 20-year career, died after the aircraft crashed on a steep hillside in thick fog. Kobe made history with his unique talent and so much dedication that raised the bar and paved the way for a younger generation of players. Kobe who played 1,346 Games and gained 33,643 Points ,5-time NBA Champion, 2018 Oscar winner for animated film Dear Basketball, 2-time Olympics Gold, 2-time NBA Finals MVP, 2-time NBA Highest Scorer and countless achievement in the athletics world. despite all his winnings he also helped improve the lives of youth and families through the Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant Foundation, and was an outspoken advocate for combating homelessness through partnerships with organizations such as My Friend’s Place and Step Up on Second.
Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant like her father, was passionate about playing basketball. Kobe helped as her personal coach, and Gianna hoped to become a professional basketball player.
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Bryant was confident Gianna would do so, often speaking of his wish for her to continue his legacy, in the women’s game.
Other family involved in the helicopter crash was Ara Zobayan (Helicopter Pilot), Sarah Chester and her 13 year old daughter Payton Chester, Coach John Altobeli, his daughter Alyssa Altobeli, and his wife Keri Altobeli and Christina Mauser, an assistant girls basketball coach at Harbor Day School in Del Mar, California.
“I’m scared, I think, more than anything… She was warm. She was incredibly bright.” Matt Mauser, husband of Christina Mauser, who is one of the victims in LA-area helicopter crash, remembers his wife and their friend Kobe Bryant pic.twitter.com/qhohGVzeGl
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) January 27, 2020
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