Last Updated on September 12, 2022
Answer: Gigi (Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant) did not leave any last words before her death (January 26, 2020). Any website, videos or social media posts about this are just fake news and lies.
How Did Gigi & Kobe Bryant Die?
On January 26, 2020, the world lost a legend. Kobe Bryant, one of the most famous basketball players of all time died in a helicopter crash with his daughter Gigi. The two were on their way to the Mamba Academy for a basketball game when their helicopter crashed into a hillside in Calabasas, California. All nine people on board were killed. The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but weather conditions are believed to have been a factor. Kobe and Gigi were being laid to rest side by side at Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona del Mar, California.
Who Was Kobe Bryant?
Kobe was an 18-time NBA All-Star and 5-time NBA champion who played for the Los Angeles Lakers from 1996 to 2016. After retiring from basketball, Kobe became an Academy Award-winning film producer and philanthropist.
Who Was Gigi (Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant)?
Gigi was a 13-year-old rising basketball star. She played for the Mamba Academy and dreamed of following in her father’s footsteps by playing in the WNBA.
What Did People Say About Kobe & Gigi’s Deaths?
Many people around the world were shocked and saddened by the news of Kobe and Gigi’s deaths. Celebrities, athletes, and fans all took to social media to share their condolences.
President Barack Obama tweeted, “Kobe was a legend on the court and just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act. To lose Gianna is even more heartbreaking to us as parents. Michelle and I send love and prayers to Vanessa and the entire Bryant family on an unthinkable day.”
LeBron James, who is often compared to Kobe, tweeted, “I’m Not Ready but here I go. Man I sitting here trying to write something for this post but every time I try I begin crying again just thinking about you, niece Gigi and the friendship/bond/brotherhood we had! I literally just heard your voice Sunday morning before I left Philly to head back to LA. Didn’t think for one bit in a million years that would be the last conversation we’d have. I’m heartbroken and devastated my brother!! Man I love you big bro.”
Many of Gigi’s teammates and friends also shared touching tributes. One of her teammates, Alyssa Altobelli, tweeted, “She was always smiling and so full of joy. I love you GiGi and I’m so thankful to have had you as a big sister.”
What Was the Reaction to the News?
The helicopter crash that killed Kobe and Gigi Bryant sent shockwaves around the world. People were devastated by the news and many took to social media to share their condolences. Celebrities, athletes, and fans all paid tribute to the father-daughter duo.
Kobe and Gigi will be remembered for their love of basketball and their passion for life. They will be greatly missed by all who knew them.
What Was The Cause of The Helicopter Crash?
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released their report on the cause of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gigi. The report found that the cause of the crash was pilot error.
According to the NTSB, the pilot became disoriented due to poor weather conditions and lost control of the helicopter. The helicopter then crashed into a hillside in Calabasas, California. All nine people on board were killed.
The NTSB’s report is the final word on the cause of the crash. The investigation is now closed and no further action will be taken.
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