The world was already mourning Kobe Bryant’s death when a development revealed his 13-year-old daughter Gianna died in the same helicopter crash which took the NBA star's life on the morning January 26.   

Gianna, affectionately called Gigi, was killed when the helicopter carrying her and her father crashed into the side of a California hill, as Blavity previously reported. Although her life was short, Gigi was on her way to cementing her own legacy.

She was following in her father’s footsteps and was a skilled basketball player in her own right. At the time of her passing, she was traveling to the Mamba Academy, where she played ball under her father’s tutelage.