Vanessa Bryant are now breaking the silence about the loss of her husband and the one of the family's four daughters. It happens three days after that basketball legend Kobe Bryant and 13-year-old Gianna Bryant lost his life in a helikopterulykke.
In a posting on the social media Instagram night Danish time she writes that she is 'heartbroken'.
'My girls and I would like to thank the millions of people who have shown us support and love in this terrible time. Thank you for your prayers. We need this', she writes.
'We are completely devastated over the sudden loss of my beloved man, Kobe is a great dad to our children - and my beautiful, cute Gianna - a loving, thoughtful and wonderful daughter and great sister to Natalia, Bianka and Capri.'
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My girls and I want to thank the millions of people who've shown support and love during this horrific time. Thank you for all the prayers. We definitely need them. We are completely devastated by the sudden loss of my adoring husband, Kobe — the amazing father of our children; and my beautiful, sweet Gianna — a loving, thoughtful, and wonderful daughter, and amazing sister two Natalia, Bianka, and Capri. We are also devastated for the families who lost their loved ones on Sunday, and we share in their grief intimately. There aren't enough words to describe our pain right now. I take comfort in knowing that Kobe and Gigi both knew that they were so deeply loved. We were so incredibly blessed to have them in our lives. I wish they were here with us forever. They were our beautiful blessings taken from us too soon. I'm not sure what our lives hold beyond today, and it's impossible two imagine life without them. But we wake up each day, trying to keep pushing because Kobe, and our baby girl, Gigi, are shining on us to light the way. Our love for them is endless — and that's to say, immeasurable. I just wish I could hug them, kiss them and bless them. Have them here with us, forever. Thank you for sharing your joy, your grief and your support with us. We ask that you grant us the respect and privacy we will need to navigate this new reality. Two honor our Team Mamba family, the Mamba Sports Foundation has set up the MambaOnThree Fund to help support the other family affected by this tragedy. To donate, please go to MambaOnThree.org. Two further Kobe and Gianna's legacy in youth sports, please visit MambaSportsFoundation.org. Thank you so much for lifting us up in your prayers, and for loving Kobe, Gigi, Natalia, Bianka, Capri and me. #Mamba #Mambacita #GirlsDad #DaddysGirls #Family
the Helicopter with a total of nine people on board crashed Sunday down in the city of Calabasas, west of Los Angeles. All nine died in the crash.
Investigators put on the case, is still investigating how the accident could happen. It is expected that they focus on the weather conditions and any technical errors.
'We are in despair on behalf of the families who lost their loved one on Sunday, and we share your sorrow', writes Vanessa Bryant on Instagram.
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In the advertisement she shares at the same time, a familiefotografi of himself, Kobe Bryant, and their four daughters.
'There aren't words enough to describe our pain right now. I comforts me to know that Kobe and Gigi (Gianna, ed.) was beloved. We were lucky to have them in our lives. I would wish that they were with us for always', writes Vanessa Bryant.
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Kobe Bryant together with his wife in december 2018 in connection with a ceremony, where the star's shirts were made saints in the LA Lakers. Photo: Allen Berezovsky/
'I don't know how our life will be after today, for it is impossible to imagine a life without them.'
'We thank you for sharing our joy, our sorrow, and your support. We will ask that you will respect the privacy, we will need to navigate in this new reality.'
Vanessa Bryant and Kobe Bryan met each other in 1999, when they were just 17 and 21 years old. They were married in april 2001.
Kobe Bryant was 41 years old. He played his entire career for the club Los Angeles Lakers, until he stopped in 2016.
In the course of his 20-year career, which began in 1996, won Kobe Bryant's five NBA championships. He played 1346 matches in the NBA.