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"Gianna Bryant Jersey Retirement", she captioned the clips, which showed school officials and students sharing stories about the late teenager.

A celebration of life service for Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna is set to take place at 10 a.m. on February 24, almost a month after the helicopter crash that killed the pair and seven others, Vanessa Bryant confirmed Friday.

The date was a conscious choice, as two was Gianna's jersey number, 24 was Kobe's and 20 is the amount of years he was a Laker.

Vanessa Bryant just announced that Kobe and Gigi Bryant public memorial has been set for Monday, Feb. 24 at Staples Center with organizers expecting a massive turnout as reported by TMZ.

Bryant and Gianna are survived by his wife Vanessa, and daughters Natalia, Bianka and Capri.

The Los Angeles Lakers - the club where Bryant starred for 20 seasons - Staples Center, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's office did not immediately confirm the event was planned.

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Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others were killed on January 26 when the helicopter they were riding in crashed into a hill in Calabasas, California. "She's very curious. Even in a heated situation in a game where it's going back and forth, she can detach herself and come over to me and ask a very specific question, which is not common".

The 37-year-old beauty - who lost Kobe and the 13 year old in a helicopter crash last week - shared photos from a ceremony held in the teen's honour.

That message was adhered to quickly after that by even more pictures and also video clips from the within Harbor Day School in Newport Beach, California, as pupils and also educators recognized their previous schoolmate and also pupil.

No cause for the crash has been determined, though a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board is expected soon. The event will not include a recessional and will end in time for a previously scheduled game between the Clippers and the Memphis Grizzles.

The Staples Center also hosted memorials for Michael Jackson and Nipsey Hussle. Also killed in the crash were pilot Ara Zobayan and Bryant friends Christina Mauser, Sarah Chester and her daughter Payton.

  • Michelle Webb