Stars and friends of Kobe & Gianna Bryant wish them a final farewell.
Monday morning in Los Angeles at the Staples Center stars, fans, and friends gathered in the arena to commemorate Kobe & Gianna Bryant for one final time.
Beyoncé, Alicia Keys and Christina Aguilera performed at the ceremony to commemorate Kobe Bryant. Beyoncé performed a varied selection of her songs said to be Kobe’s favorites like “Halo,” & “XO” during the memorial.
Alicia Keys performed an ode of Beethoven’s “Piano Sonata No. 14,” also known as “Moonlight Sonata” which Kobe taught himself to play the classical composition to show his love for Vanessa revealed by Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka.
Christina Aguilera performed a version of ‘Ave Maria‘ in Italian.
Kobe’s wife, Vanessa Bryant, spoke during the memorial service and remembered him as her husband outside the Lakers’ jersey:
“Babe, you take care of our Gigi…we’re still the best team,” she said through tears. “We love and miss you boo boo and Gigi. May you both rest in peace and have fun in heaven until we meet again one day. We love you both and miss you forever and always, mommy.”Vanessa Bryant
Other friends include Kanye West, Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian West and many more attended the memorial service. Watch the full memorial on the player above.
Terrell Johnson is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of SWGRUS.