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26. January rushed basketlegenden Kobe Bryant down with a helicopter and died with eight other people.
Earlier in the week was verdensstjernens body handed over to family, and now there is planned a large-scale public funeral ceremony for the player.
It happens Monday 24. February at the Staples Center, where the city's inhabitants are invited. It tells the Los Angeles Times, which has got the place and date confirmed by two preliminary sources.
It was just at the Staples Center, Kobe Bryant shone his entire career from 1996 to 2016, where he represented the Los Angeles Lakers.
the Staples Center was also the place where singer Michael Jackson was given its first public funeral ceremony back in July 2009.
Michael Jackson's funeral in 2009 was also in the Staples Center. Photo: MARIO ANZUONI / REUTERS POOL/Ritzau Scanpix
Tragically, it was already there at Michael Jackson's funeral at Staples Center, a fan in the Kobe Bryant jersey that had appeared. Photo:Rick Bowmer/Ritzau Scanpix
To see the Stack Center from outside. Photo: Carolyn Throws/Ritzau Scanpix
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Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti has yet to be confirmed place and date of the funeral ceremony, but earlier in the week promised that there was work on the case.
- It's not just about a man who was basketspiller. It's about a father, a leader, a filmmaker, an artist, and it's about a, there was so much more than what he was on the pitch.
- We are a city where we believe in each other and believe in something larger than ourselves, and we will do absolutely everything to ensure that this can be done, so everyone also can come to it, said Garcetti.
the Staples Center, accommodates usually 20,000, and it was expected that there would be found a larger place for the funeral ceremony. Why was the LA Coliseum with a capacity of 78.000 people long as the favorite, but the choice fell therefore on the basketlegendens old home.
It has previously been promoting, that the other of the victims from the helicopter accident were buried in a already 16. February.
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Kobe bryant's funeral ceremony will take place at his old home in the Staples Center, where Michael Jackson's funeral ceremony took place. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix