Three days after the helicopter accident that killed Kobe Bryant and her daughter Gianna, Kobe’s wife and Gianna’s mother, Vanessa Bryant, shared an emotional statement on her Instagram account.
“My daughters and I want to thank the millions of people who have shown us their support and love during this horrible moment. Thanks for all the prayers. We definitely need them. We are devastated by the sudden loss of my beloved husband, Kobe, the amazing father of our children; and my beautiful and sweet Gianna, an affectionate, thoughtful and wonderful daughter, and an incredible sister for Natalia, Bianka and Capri. We are also devastated by the families who lost their loved ones on Sunday, and we share their pain intimately, ”he says.
“There are no words that can describe our pain at this time. It comforts me to know that Kobe and Gigi knew they were so loved. We were incredibly blessed to have them in our lives. I wish they were here with us forever. It was our beautiful blessings that were taken from us too soon. I am not sure what our lives have beyond today, and it is impossible to imagine life without them. But we wake up every day, trying to move on because Kobe and our baby, Gigi, are lighting us up to light the way. Our love for them is infinite, that is, it cannot be measured. I just wish I could hug them, kiss them and bless them. have them here with us, forever, ”he continues.
“Thank you for sharing your joy, your pain and your support with us. We ask you to give us the respect and privacy we will need to live this new reality. To honor our team Mamba family, the Mamba Sports Foundation has created the MambaOnThree Fund to help support the other families affected by this tragedy. To donate, visit MambaOnThree.org. To expand the legacy of Kobe and Gianna in youth sports, please visit MambaSportsFoundation.org. Thank you very much for asking for us in your prayers and for loving Kobe, Gigi, Natalia, Bianka, Capri and me, “he concludes. Investigations into the accident in Calabasas (California) continue.