Kobe Bryant’s death certificate has revealed that the NBA star and his daughter were given a private funeral service by their family.
This revelation comes almost a day after Vanessa Bryant shared an emotional post on her social media talking about how she is struggling to cope with the deaths of her husband and her 13-year-old daughter, alongside seven others in a helicopter crash.
According to the Kobe Bryant’s death certificate, the NBA Legend and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna “Gigi” Bryant, were laid to rest in a private memorial service surrounded by close family, including widow and mother Vanessa Bryant, 37, and daughters and sisters Natalia, 17, Bianka, 3, and Capri, 7 mos.
The funeral ceremony was held at Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona Del Mar, CA, according to the Kobe Bryant’s death certificates acquired on Feb. 11. Kobe’s death certificate also revealed his final cause of death was by “blunt trauma” in a “commercial helicopter crash.”
Vanessa had taken to her Instagram to share this message:
“My brain refuses to accept that both Kobe and Gigi are gone. I can’t process both at the same time. It’s like I’m trying to process Kobe being gone but my body refuses to accept my Gigi will never come back to me. It feels wrong,” she shared in the post.
Kobe’s death certificate also stipulated that the basketball legend was considered an “author, producer, and athlete.” But in Vanessa’s post, his role as a father, coach, and advocate completely shined through.
Vanessa’s emotional tribute was attached to a never-before-seen video of the father and daughter at the Mamba Sports Academy. Kobe was seen coaching his daughter and her teammates on court and working with other parents to educate them on the power of sportsmanship. One parent in the video summed up Kobe in two words: “He’s amazing.”
Kobe and Gigi tragically lost their lives, along with seven other civilians including Gigi’s own teammates, on Jan. 26. All onboard Kobe’s own helicopter were killed after Kobe’s aircraft crashed into a mountainside near Calabasas. See this certificates: