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Report: Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna have been laid to rest in a private funeral

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FILE - In this July 26, 2018 file photo former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna watch the U.S. national championships swimming meet in Irvine, Calif. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. Gianna also died in the crash. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, file)

Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant have been laid to rest during a private funeral, according to ET.

The private funeral service was held in Corona Del Mar, California on February 7. The NBA legend and his daughter died in a helicopter crash, alongside seven others two weeks ago.

Kobe is survived by his wife, Vanessa Bryant, and three daughters, Natalia, 17, Bianka, 3, and Capri, 7 months.

A source told ET, "Vanessa and the family wanted a private service to mourn their loss. The ceremony was extremely hard for everyone as it's still hard for them to grasp they lost two beautiful souls."

Although a private funeral was held for Kobe and his daughter, a public memorial will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 24 for Kobe, Gianna and the seven others who lost their lives in the tragic helicopter crash. The memorial will start at 10 a.m.

Vanessa confirmed the date and time of the public memorial on her Instagram account.

Kobe played the entirety of his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers.



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