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Yesterday the entire city of Los Angeles ,and the world, all stood still as news broke that the Lakers legend Kobe Bryant passed in a helicopter crash before noon.
While details and rumors quickly swept through social media and new outlets, it was revealed that Bryant and his 13-year old daughter were amongst those fallen angels. Today, all victims have now been identified in the crash.
The sudden crash occurred while en route to a basketball game but the dense fog in Calabasas prevented their destination.
As we are all in mourning for the LA King and his daughter, let us not forget those who were also lost in that fateful moment.
Confirmed victims include Kobe Bryant, Kobe’s daughter Gianna, Orange Coast College head baseball coach John Altobelli and his two daughters Keri Altobello and Alyssa Altobelli, Harbor Day School basketball coach Christina Mauser, Payton Chester, teammate of Gianna, and her mother Sarah Chester, as well as pilot Ara Zobayan.
May these souls Rest In Heaven and may we never forget their legacies.
BELOVED IN OC: Longtime @orangecoast baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife and daughter, and @HarborDay coach Christina Mauser were among the 9 killed when Kobe Bryant’s helicopter went down in Calabasas. https://t.co/DvGoprCWEw pic.twitter.com/qnozONuhvz
— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) January 27, 2020