Kobe Bryant’s widow ex­presses grief, anger on so­cial me­dia post

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vanessa Bryant ex­pressed grief and anger in an In­sta­gram post Mon­day as she copes with the deaths of her hus­band Kobe Bryant, their daugh­ter Gigi Bryant and seven other people in a he­li­copter crash last month.

“My brain re­fuses to ac­cept that both Kobe and Gigi are gone,” she wrote. “It’s like I’m try­ing to process Kobe be­ing gone but my body re­fuses to ac­cept my Gigi will never come back to me. It feels wrong. Why should I be able to wake up an­other day when my baby girl isn’t be­ing able to have that op­por­tu­nity?! I’m so mad. She had so much life to live.”

Vanessa Bryant said she re­al­izes she has to re­main strong for her three sur­viv­ing daugh­ters, Na­talia, Bianka and Capri.

“I know what I’m feel­ing is nor­mal. It’s part of the griev­ing process. I just wanted to share in case there’s any­one out there that’s ex­pe­ri­enced a loss like this,” she wrote. “God I wish they were here and this night­mare would be over. Pray­ing for all of the vic­tims of this hor­ri­ble tragedy. Please con­tinue to pray for all.”

The so­cial me­dia post in­cluded a video fea­ture from Slam Magazine about Kobe Bryant coach­ing their daugh­ter Gianna Bryant’s bas­ket­ball team.

Kobe Bryant was killed when the he­li­copter car­ry­ing him, his daugh­ter and seven oth­ers crashed into a moun­tain­side in Cal­abasas, Cal­i­for­nia, while fly­ing to a girls bas­ket­ball tour­na­ment at his Mamba Sports Academy on Jan. 26.

A pub­lic me­mo­rial for

Or­ange Coast Col­lege base­ball coach John Al­to­belli, his wife, Keri Al­to­belli, and daugh­ter Alyssa Al­to­belli was sched­uled Mon­day. Also killed in the crash were pi­lot Ara Zobayan and Bryant friends Christina Mauser, Sarah Ch­ester and her daugh­ter Payton Ch­ester.

Vanessa Bryant an­nounced last week that a “cel­e­bra­tion of life” me­mo­rial will be held on Feb. 24 at the Sta­ples Cen­ter to honor her late hus­band and 13-year-old Gianna Bryant.

AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

In this March 2, 2019 file photo Kobe Bryant and his daugh­ter Gianna watch the first half of an NCAA col­lege bas­ket­ball game be­tween Con­necti­cut and Hous­ton in Storrs, Conn.

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