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Kobe Bryant & Daughter Gigi's Burial Site Exposed After They Are Laid To Rest

Kobe Bryant's Burial Site Exposed
Source: Mega

Feb. 17 2020, Updated 5:15 p.m. ET

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Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gigi died three weeks ago today in a helicopter crash that shocked the world.

Now, RadarOnline.com has the photos of the beautiful cemetery where the two have been laid to rest.

Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona Del Mar, California, close to the Bryant family home, is their final resting place.

The Lakers legend, 41, and Gigi, 13, were among nine people to die in the helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on Sunday, January 26.

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Foggy weather conditions apparently caused the helicopter's pilot, Ara Zobayan, to smash into a hillside.

It burst into flames and started a brush fire in the Calabasas mountains.

NTSB board member Jennifer Homendy said that it was a "high energy impact crash." The coroner later revealed that the cause of death for all on the helicopter was “blunt trauma.”

According to reports, Kobe and Gigi were buried side-by-side in a family plot that is surrounded by beautiful purple and yellow flowers, the colors of his team, the L.A. Lakers.

Onlookers saw Valentine's Day balloons and colorful pinwheels that have been left at the grave site this weekend. Pinwheels mark the loss of a child.

Their large plot is at the very top of the cemetery and looks directly down onto the Newport Coast area.

John Wayne is also buried nearby at Pacific View.

Kobe and Gigi's burial area is surrounded by a four foot wall and has its own gate which can be locked.

The Daily Mail reported that the Bryants' headstones are unmarked and decorated with a heart-shaped rosary in keeping with the family's Catholic tradition.

Family and close friends reportedly attended a private service to honor Kobe and Gigi, whose birth name is Gianna, on Friday, February 7, at the Pacific View Mortuary.

Thousands of fans are expected to attend a public memorial, which will be held at Staples Center on Feb. 24.

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Tragic End

Kobe Bryant's Burial Site Exposed
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Kobe and his daughter, who was following in his basketball footsteps, died together on their way to Gigi's basketball practice. Now they are buried together in Corona Del Mar.

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Serene Spot

Kobe Bryant's Burial Site Exposed
Source: Mega

Kobe's wife Vanessa laid her famed husband and daughter to rest at the cemetery. She has three other daughters with the athlete.

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Paying Respects

Kobe Bryant's Burial Site Exposed
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The family had a private memorial for Kobe and Gigi.

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Grieving Time

Kobe Bryant's Burial Site Exposed
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Pacific View Memorial Park's website notes that it has "gently rolling slopes of green, lush landscaping filled with palms and flowers which are meticulously cared for and offer a breathtaking final resting place for your loved one, as well as a place of peaceful reflection and remembering for you."

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Near Loved Ones

Kobe Bryant's Burial Site Exposed
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CNN noted that the cemetery is near the Bryant family home and the Catholic Church the Bryant family attends -- Our Lady Queen of Angels in Newport Beach. Kobe reportedly stopped at the church on January 26, just hours before the helicopter crash.

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Privacy Sought

Kobe Bryant's Burial Site Exposed
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Although Pacific View wouldn't confirm or comment on whether the Bryants are interred at the cemetery, death certificates showed that Kobe and Gigi were buried there in a private service.

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Previous Choice?

Kobe Bryant's Burial Site Exposed
Source: Mega

Kobe's death certificate noted that his interment was originally planned for Westwood Village Memorial Park, which is known for its celebrity graves, including those who suffered shocking deaths, such as Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Wood, and murdered Playmate Dorothy Stratten. But Vanessa chose Pacific View instead.

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Widow’s Words

Kobe Bryant's Burial Site Exposed
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Kobe and Gigi have been buried next to each other in Orange County, where the Bryants have lived for years. Vanessa has shared her grief over her husband and girl's deaths with fans as she raises her remaining children. She wrote on social media on Monday, "I’ve been reluctant to put my feelings into words. My brain refuses to accept that both Kobe and Gigi are gone….Then I realize I need to be strong and be here for my 3 daughters…thankful I’m here with Natalia, Bianka and Capri."

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