After reports surfaced that Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash on Sunday morning (January 26), it has also been tragically confirmed that his 13-year-old daughter Gianna was on the helicopter as well.
Gianna, also known as GiGi, was also on the aircraft with her father, reps for Kobe confirmed to TMZ.
The two were on their way to the Mamba Academy for a basketball practice when the helicopter crashed, which is located nearby Thousand Oaks.
Our thoughts are with Kobe and Gianna‘s family at this incredibly difficult time.
Here’s Kobe talking about his daughter, GiGi, carrying on his legacy by wanting to play for the WNBA.
No words can truly express how sad this is. pic.twitter.com/85HQ1ikL0D
— Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) January 26, 2020
RIP to Kobe and Gianna. pic.twitter.com/2KeZY9WSaP
— meluks (@melikeceken) January 26, 2020