Kobe And Gianna Bryant Honored With 7-Foot Statue At Helicopter Crash Site
"Heroes come and go, but legends are forever," an inscription on the statue's pedestal reads.
January 27, 2022 at 7:15 pm
Sculptor Dan Medina erected a 160-pound bronze statue at the site of the crash where Kobe Bryant and his 13-year old daughter Gianna Bryant died. The father and daughter are seen wearing basketball uniforms, gazing lovingly at one another, with Bryant's hand on Gianna's shoulder as she holds a basketball.
The names of the other victims who died in the crash are engraved on a plaque at the base of the statue. Ara Zobayan; John Altobelli, his wife, Keri Altobelli, and their daughter Alyssa Altobelli; Christina Mauser; and Sarah Chester and her daughter Payton Chester also died in the crash. Alyssa and Payton were Gianna's teammates.
The plaque also includes the quote, "Heroes come and go, but legends are forever."
On Jan. 26, 2020, Bryant and his daughter and the seven other passengers were flying in a helicopter when it crashed in Calabasas, California, ABC 7 reports.