On January 26th, the world was shocked when NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna died in a helicopter accident. As the world mourned, his wife of nearly 20 years, Vanessa Bryant, issued a statement expressing her grief and thanking people for their support.
"There aren’t enough words to describe our pain right now. I take comfort in knowing that Kobe and Gigi both knew that they were so deeply loved. We were so incredibly blessed to have them in our lives. I wish they were here with us forever. They were our beautiful blessings taken from us too soon."