News

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.

Getty Images

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. 

https://assets3.thrillist.com/v1/image/2841475
Get the NowThis Newsletter
The biggest stories of the day delivered straight to your inbox.

Related