NBA Mentioned footage of helicopter crash
Vanessa Bryant has asked for respect to be shown to her and her family as the anniversary of her husband’s death draws near.
Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gigi were killed in a helicopter crash in Los Angeles on January 26, 2020.
“I want to thank everyone that has handled their media coverage respectfully,” Vanessa said on Instagram.
“To everyone else, please reconsider your ‘news story’ and look at the footage [of the crash] through the eyes of their children, parents, spouse, siblings, and family. Celebrate their lives, not the day they lost them. In preparation of 1/26.”
Vanessa also touched on her experience in dealing with the death of her husband and daughter.
“Grief is a messed up cluster of emotions,” she added. “One day you’re in the moment laughing and the next day you don’t feel like being alive.”
“I want to say this for people struggling with grief and heartbreaking loss. Find your reason to live. I know it’s hard. I look at my daughters and I try to push through that feeling for them.
“Death is guaranteed but living the rest of the day isn’t. Find your reason.”