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Kobe Bryant, Daughter Gianna Laid to Rest During Private Ceremony

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Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were laid to rest on Friday, February. 7, 2020, according to his death certificate.

According to the certificate, the remains were transferred to Pacific View Memorial Park and Mortuary in Corona Del Mar, California.

Pacific View Memorial Park and Mortuary are handling the arrangements for the Bryant family.

The document states that Bryant died in a “commercial helicopter crash” and lists his official cause of death as “blunt trauma,” with the “time interval between onset and death” cited as “rapid.”

The certificate lists Kobe as an “author, producer, and athlete,” and says that he had been in the entertainment business for 24 years.

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Kobe lived and had a home in Newport Coast which is a part of Newport Beach, California. Bryant was among nine individuals who perished when their helicopter crashed into a mountainside in Calabasas, California while flying to a girls basketball tournament at his Mamba Sports Academy. Bryant coached Gianna’s team, which was scheduled to play that afternoon. She and two teammates were among the deceased.

In addition to the private funeral, a public memorial will be held for Kobe Bryant and Gianna on Monday, February 24 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, where the athlete played professional basketball with the Lakers for the entirety of his 20-year career. “24” is a special date, as it’s the number Kobe sported on his journey since the 2006-07 season.

The other victims were identified as John Altobelli, along with his wife Keri and their daughter Alyssa, Sarah and Payton Chester, youth basketball coach Christina Mauser and pilot Ara Zobayan.

A preliminary report released Friday by the National Transportation Safety Board stated that wreckage from the helicopter that crashed did not show any sign of engine failure. The NTSB update included factual details, however, findings regarding a cause for the crash isn’t expected for a year or more.

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