Kobe Bryant’s Sisters Speak Out: We Are Devastated

Kobe Bryant’s Sisters Speak Out: We Are Devastated

Kobe Bryant’s sisters, Sharia Washington and Shaya Tabb, have released a statement addressing the tragic passing of their brother and niece, Gianna Bryant.

Sharia posted a series of family photos, calling the accident ‘tragic’, while thanking people for their prayers. Sharia writes:

On behalf of our family, we join Vanessa, Natalia, Bianka and Capri in grieving the loss of Kobe and Gianna in such a tragic accident. We are devastated by the loss of our brother, son, our niece and granddaughter, and our hearts go out to all the families who lost their loved ones on Sunday. Our lives are forever changed.
Thank you for your prayers, the numerous calls, texts, emails and cards.
Please visit MambaOnThree.org to support the families affected by Sunday’s tragedy and to honor Kobe and Gianna’s legacy, please visit: MambaSportsFoundation.org
#Mambacita #Mamba #Family #GirlsDad – Sharia Washington and Shaya Tabb

Their statement follows Kobe Bryant’s wife, Vanessa’s emotional statement on social media, earlier this week.

As previously reported, Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant passed in the helicopter accident on Sunday Jan. 26th. The other victims included Gianna’s teammates Payton Chester and Alyssa Altobelli, as well as a coach, Christina Mauser. Chester’s mother, Sarah, and Altobelli’s mother and father, Keri and John, were also killed in the accident. Pilot Ara Zobayan, who had worked for the company for over 10 years, was the ninth victim.

According to reports, Bryant had chartered the flight to fly to Mamba Sports Academy for a girls basketball tournament featuring his daughter’s team.

According to NTSB, the helicopter was not equipped with a Terrain Awareness Warning System, or TAWS, which could have alerted the pilot that he was flying too close to the mountain. The NTSB investigation continues, with a preliminary report expected next week.

theJasmineBRAND sends our prayers to all the families and fans affected. Rest In Peace. 

Authored by: Kellie Williams