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Kobe & Gigi Bryant Statue Erected At Helicopter Crash Site

Kobe & Gigi Bryant Statue Erected At Helicopter Crash Site
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Two years after their deaths, Kobe and Gigi Bryant got a statue at the same spot the helicopter crashed.

The Californian artist Dan Medina told TMZ that the 160-pound statue came to Calabasas' scene of the accident via a wagon.

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It is not permanent, but a temporary piece, a beautiful reminder of a tragedy that took nine lives. Gigi Bryant was only 13 at the time of her death, while her dad, Kobe Bryant, was already NBA legend at 41.

They left behind Kobe's wife, Vanessa, whom he married in 2001. The couple had four daughters, Gianna, Natalia, Bianka, and Capri.

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The tributes are pouring from fans from all across the world.

Vanessa Bryant posted several photos in the past days, capturing them "My babies … My world. 2 years ago."

Gianna Gigi Bryant was a talented basketball player and was on her way to becoming a star in her own right.

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Kobe retired in 2016 but was active as a sportsman and even got an Oscar for the short animated film, Dear Basketball.

Kobe, Gigi, and other crew members were on a private aircraft to the second day of Gigi's basketball tournament.

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The crash, on January 26, 2020, shook the world. Gianna and Kobe shared a special bond due to their love for basketball. Elle Duncan recalled Kobe's words:

"I would have five more girls if I could. I'm a girl, dad."