Kobe Bryant would’ve turned 44 on Tuesday & his wife, Vanessa, penned a heartfelt birthday note on Instagram, writing she misses him so much.
Kobe Bryant : Birthday | Vanessa Bryant | Daughters
Nearly one year later, the facts surrounding the crash – from the pilot’s experience, to the weather conditions, to the helicopter’s safety features – are known. And a final determination on what caused the crash is now just weeks away.
|Born||August 23, 1978
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||January 26, 2020 (aged 41)
Calabasas, California, U.S.
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||212 lb (96 kg)|
The National Transportation Safety Board is set to release its final report on the incident on Feb. 9, including a proximate cause and subsequent safety recommendations.
In the meantime, the board has released 1,852 pages of factual evidence collected during its investigation, including interview transcripts, email records, text messages, photos, meteorological reports and video footage from cameras in the area.
Today (Aug. 23), fans and loved ones of Kobe Bryant are remembering him on what would have been his 44th birthday. As previously reported by REVOLT, the star athlete, husband, and father of four died on Jan. 26, 2020, along with his daughter Gianna and seven others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.
JAY-Z’s Roc Nation Sports also shared a few touching words: “Remembering @KobeBryant on his Birthday.
Thank you for inspiring us every day. Mamba Forever,” they wrote. A video montage showing the highlights of the Lakers champion plays on a loop.
One fan page shared footage of Kobe celebrating a past birthday with family and teammates.
“LeBron and Team USA sing Happy Birthday to Kobe Bryant during the 2008 Olympics,” the post reads.
Vanessa posted a photo of her and her NBA legend hubby from 2009 … when Kobe won his 4th NBA title and 1st NBA Finals MVP.
Since Kobe — who she married in April 2001 — and daughter Gigi’s untimely death, Vanessa has been honoring them in countless ways … including getting tattoos in their honor, launching the Mambacita clothing line, and taking her 3 other daughters to Italy — where Kobe was raised.
“Visited Reggio Calabria,” Vanessa said in July, “a city my husband lived in when he was about 8 years old.”
“I love you and miss you so much! #44 ❤️ @kobebryant”
Kobe bryant daughters
KOBE Bryant proudly proclaimed himself a “girl dad” and slammed any suggestion that he needed a boy to carry on the NBA legacy.
His four daughters were the apple of the legendary basketball player’s eye – here’s more on his children.
The five-time NBA champion and two-time Olympic gold medallist had four children with wife Vanessa, 38, a former model and music video star from Los Angeles.
Vanessa met Kobe on the set of a music video when she was 17 and still at high school.
The couple were parents to four daughters:
- Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant
- Natalia Diamante Bryant
- Bianka Bella Bryant
- Capri Kobe Bryant