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The public memorial to remember Kobe Bryant and the 9 victims of the plane crash in Calabasa, California on January 26th will be held on February 24th in Los Angeles at the Staples Center.

Kobe Bryant, daughter Gianna Maria, John, Keri and Alyssa Altobelli, Sarah and Peyton Chester, Christina Mauser and pilot Ara Zobayan lost their lives in a plane crash aboard a Sikorksy S-76B, which crashed in the hills above the town of Los Angeles County. The ceremony will close the uninterrupted month of tributes, celebrations and memories of the former Los Angeles Lakers star, who passed away at the age of 41.

The confirmation of the Mayor of Los Angeles

To confirm the public memorial was the mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti: “We do not remember only a man who was a basketball player, but who was also a father, leader, a director and an artist, something more than that appreciated on the basketball court. A reminder of how united this city is. We are a city that believes and supports others, that believes in something bigger than us and that would do anything to make such an event something that everyone will be able to see.”