A private funeral was held in California for the late, great Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, who died along with seven others when the Lakers icon helicopter crashed last month, according to news reports.
The two were laid to rest on Friday in Corona Del Mar, ahead of the 24th February public memorial at the Staples Center in Los Angeles for all nine victims of the 26th January crash in Calabasas.
“Vanessa and the family wanted a private service to mourn their loss. The ceremony was extremely hard for everyone as it’s still hard for them to grasp they lost two beautiful souls,” a source told Entertainment Tonight.
The legendary NBA star is survived by his wife, Vanessa Bryant, and the three other children they shared, Natalia, 17, Bianka, 3, and Capri, 7 months. Parents Joe Bryant, Pam Bryant, sisters, Sharia Bryant and Shaya Bryant.