Kobe Bryant And Daughter, Gianna Laid To Rest In Private Funeral (Photos)

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Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna have been laid to eternal rest. Both were buried in a private ceremony on 7 February. Multiple reports confirm the event was held in Corona Del Mar, California.

According to ET, a close relative of Bryant’s widow said the secret burial arrangement was for “good reasons.”

‘Vanessa Bryant and the family needed a private service to properly mourn their loved ones,’ the source said ‘It was a hard decision. The ceremony was extremely painful and still hard to grasp that such two beautiful souls are gone forever.’

A public memorial service has been scheduled for 24 February at Staples Center, which is also home to Los Angeles Lakers.

The chosen date for Bryant’s memorial is symbolic; in his later years as a Lakers player, the basketball icon wore jersey No. 24 whereas his daughter Gianna was always excited with her No. 2.

Vanessa confirmed the public memorial on Instagram with the caption “#2, #24, #20 years as a Laker and the amount of years Kob and I were together.” She added four heart emojis to the words.

Kobe and his daughter were among nine people who died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on January 26. They were going for her basketball practice. Gianna had dreams of playing in the WNBA and touching lives like the NBA champion.

 

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