Aubrey wrote a beautiful letter to Vanessa
The beautiful letter talked about some of the fun times Aubrey spent with Gigi, calling her “kind, caring and endlessly polite”. She added: “You have probably heard this, but if ever become a mom, I hope my daughter turns out exactly as yours did.”
Aubrey continued: “There are times I get into a pit of despair thinking about her and what she could’ve accomplished had she had a couple more years. But recently I have been thinking about the mark she did leave on this earth. Her fights for equality in sports made the world reconsider their opinions, she along with Mr Bryant, set the wheels in motion. But on a lower level, on behalf of every person who came across her, I can say that she changed our lives. Her simple actions made all of us a better person, and I believe that the results of this will never stop appearing.”
Kobe and Gigi were killed in a helicopter crash
Ahead of the anniversary of Kobe and his daughter Gigi’s death, who were killed in a helicopter crash on 26 January 2020, Vanessa made a plea to fans and the press to show respect when posting tributes.
She penned: “Dear media, please be considerate when airing or posting remembrance footage. We ask that you do not air photos of the wreckage, helicopter in the air or accident scene. We do NOT want to see it. Our year has been traumatic enough. You have thousands of photos and videos you can show beside footage of 1/26/20. We hope videos of remembrance are done in a classy and tasteful manner that is respectful of all our losses. Thank you.”