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Hollywood stars are paying tribute to the late basketball icon Kobe Bryant on the one-year anniversary of his death.
On Jan. 26, 2020, Kobe and his daughter, Gianna Bryant, were among the nine people killed in a helicopter accident in Calabasas, just north of Los Angeles. Kobe was 41 and Gianna was 13.
The former Los Angeles Lakers star, known as one of the greatest NBA players of all-time, and Gianna were remembered by stars who shared touching tributes to social media on Tuesday.
“Late Show” host Jimmy Fallon shared a throwback clip of the athlete appearing on his show. “Can’t believe it’s been a year since we lost #KobeBryant. Celebrating his life today, and feeling grateful to have known him,” Fallon wrote.
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Among the deceased were two of Gianna’s teenage teammates, Alyssa Altobelli and Payton Chester, along with three of their parents, as well as a basketball coach and the pilot.
Vanessa Bryant marked the one-year anniversary of their passings on Tuesday by sharing a heartfelt message from one of Gianna’s best friends, Aubrey Callaghan.
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In her post, Vanessa said that while she will “never understand” the tragic deaths of her family and friends, the kind things “Aubz” had to say about their daughter is proof that they as parents “did it right.”
Fox News’ Paulina Dedaj contributed to this report.
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