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The Bryants Have Been Laid to Rest

Pair were buried Friday in Corona del Mar, Calif.
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 12, 2020 8:43 AM CST
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Jesse Reyes Zaragoza writes a message on a memorial display of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, outside the Golden 1 Center before the Los Angeles Lakers played the Sacramento Kings in an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., on Feb. 1, 2020.   (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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(Newser) – Kobe and Gianna Bryant have been laid to rest. Death certificates issued Tuesday show the NBA legend and his 13-year-old daughter were buried Friday. The private family service at Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona del Mar, Calif., not far from the Bryant home, came almost two weeks after the Jan. 26 helicopter crash that killed the father, daughter, and seven others, per the Los Angeles Times. It preceded a public memorial service scheduled for Feb. 24 at LA's Staples Center. The date has significance, per People: Bryant wore No. 24 for much of his career as well as in high school, while Gianna wore No. 2. Harbor Day School retired her jersey last week, per Bleacher Report. Vanessa Bryant shared a photo of the ceremony on Instagram, writing, "Mommy is still and will ALWAYS be so proud of you."(She opens up about her "nightmare" here.)

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