Kobe, daughter buried Feb. 7 near family’s home


Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, were buried Feb. 7 in a private ceremony in Corona del Mar, California, according to death certificates released Tuesday by Los Angeles County officials.

The burial occurred at Pacific View Memorial Park, which is near the family’s home in Orange County.

Burial originally was planned for Westwood Village Memorial Park, but was changed.

Bryant and his daughter, 13, were killed along with seven other people in a helicopter crash Jan. 26 near Calabasas, Calif. Among the victims were players and their parents and a coach from Bryant’s Mamba Sports Academy basketball team, and the pilot.

A public memorial service for Kobe and Gianna Bryant is planned Feb. 24 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The date 2/24 corresponds with the No. 24 jersey he wore with the Los Angeles Lakers and the No. 2 worn by Gianna, whose team was coached by her father.

At a public memorial Monday, several thousand people mourned three of the other victims: Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife, Keri, and their daughter Alyssa, Gianna’s teammate.

Also killed in the crash were Christina Mauser, who helped Bryant coach the teenage girls’ basketball team, as well as Sarah Chester and her daughter Payton, another of Gianna’s teammates.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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