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Gianna Bryant also died in the tragic helicopter accident that killed her father

Kobe Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter has also died in the helicopter crash that killed her father on Sunday, 26 January. The 41-year-old basketball legend was among five people to have died when his private helicopter crashed in Calabasas on Sunday morning, and it has now been confirmed that his daughter Gianna was also on board, and has passed away.

Kobe Bryant & daughter Gianna

According to TMZ, Kobe and Gianna were headed to the Mamba Academy for basketball practice at the time of the crash, which killed everyone on board. The names of the other three people killed in the incident have not been revealed, but it is believed Kobe’s wife and Gianna’s mother Vanessa Bryant was not on board, and neither were their three other children, 17-year-old Natalia, three-year-old Bianka, and seven-month-old Capri.


Whilst musician John Legend tweeted: “I’m so sad and stunned right now. In Staples Arena, where Kobe created so many memories for all of us, preparing to pay tribute to another brilliant man we lost too soon, Nipsey Hussle. Life can be so brutal and senseless sometimes. Hold on to your loved ones. We miss you, Kobe.”

In other news – Video of Kobe Bryant giving basketball tips to daughter Gianna goes viral after a fatal helicopter crash

Video: Kobe Bryant giving basketball tips to daughter Gianna goes viral after a fatal helicopter crash. A touching video showing Kobe Bryant giving court-side pointers to his daughter Gianna has gone viral since their tragic deaths.


The clip taken in December at New York’s Barclays Center shows the NBA great and Gigi chatting and nodding as they watch the Brooklyn Nets v Atlanta Hawks game unfold. Photos taken on the same evening show the pair laughing in their seats. Read more

Source: ALL4women