Deseret News - Report: Plans for Kobe Bryant, Gianna’s memorial service are coming soon

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The city of Los Angeles will host a public memorial service for Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and the seven others who died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26 in Calabasas. In this photo, former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning pays tribute to Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna at the NFL Honors football award show Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Miami. | David J. Phillip, Associated Press
The plans include ticket prices, performers and singers


The plans for the public memorial service honoring the late Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna will be unveiled on Friday, according to a report from TMZ.

What’s going on?

  • The city of Los Angeles will host a public memorial service for Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and the seven others who died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26 in Calabasas.
  • The Staples Center and the Bryant family have remained quiet about what to expect at the public memorial service.
What to expect

  • Organizers are working with Bryant’s family to coordinate singers, performers and speakers at the service, according to TMZ, which was the first to break the story on Bryant’s death.
  • Multiple networks will carry the event.
  • Streets around Staples Center will be closed for security and traffic purposes. According to PopCulture.com: “Similar to the memorials for Michael Jackson and Nipsey Hussle, the streets surrounding the Staples Center will be closed for security and traffic control. The memorial will reportedly not be broadcast on the screens outside Staples or L.A. Live.”
Will there be tickets?

  • Tickets will be available to the general public, which I wrote about for the Deseret News earlier this week. However, “there will be a number of invited guests who get tickets first, including family, friends, players, NBA officials and, we’re told, season ticketholders,” according to TMZ.
  • Seats will be open to the public that will honor Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant. The prices are reportedly $24.02 — No. 24 for Kobe Bryant and No. 2 for Gianna Bryant, according to TMZ.
  • The proceeds from the event will go to a charity selected by the Bryant family.
  • Extra precautions will be taken to make sure no one creates false tickets and sells them off market.
A private funeral already happened

  • Multiple reports suggested Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant were already honored at a private funeral in Orange County, which I wrote about for the Deseret News.
  • According to Entertainment Tonight, “Vanessa and the family wanted a private service to mourn their loss. The ceremony was extremely hard for everyone as it’s still hard for them to grasp they lost two beautiful souls.”

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