Kobe and Gigi Bryant Laid to Rest in Private Service
The two were buried in Pacific View Memorial Park and Mortuary in Corona Del Mar, California on Friday during a private funeral.
Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna (Gigi) were laid to rest during a private funeral ceremony on Friday, February 7.
According to Fox11 in Los Angeles, which obtained a copy of Bryant’s death certificate, the two were buried in Pacific View Memorial Park and Mortuary in Corona Del Mar, California.
Kobe and Gigi were killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, CA in late January, along with all seven other passengers on board. The group was on their way to a basketball game at Bryant’s Mamba Sports Academy. According to Bryant’s death certificate, his cause of death was “blunt trauma,” Fox11 reported.
According to Entertainment Tonight, Bryant’s wife Vanessa and his family “wanted a private service to mourn their loss.” A public memorial service is scheduled for February 24 at the Staples Center. The date of the public service has significance with the number 2 being Gigi’s jersey number and 24 being one of Kobe’s jersey numbers on the Lakers. The memorial will also honor the other passengers on the helicopter who tragically lost their lives.
Kobe and Gigi are survived by Natalia, 17, Bianka, 3, and Capri, 7 months, along with Vanessa Bryant, who has recently expressed her grief on her personal Instagram.
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I’ve been reluctant to put my feelings into words. My brain refuses to accept that both Kobe and Gigi are gone. I can’t process both at the same time. 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?! I’m so mad. She had so much life to live. Then I realize I need to be strong and be here for my 3 daughters. 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. It’s part of the grieving process. 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 victims of this horrible tragedy. Please continue to pray for all.