January 26, 2020
Sunday
Jan 26
2020

Statement from President Clinton and Secretary Clinton on the Passing of Kobe Bryant

New York, NY
Statement

For Immediate Release: January 26, 2020
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Statement from President Clinton and Secretary Clinton on the Passing of Kobe Bryant

Hillary and I are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and all those who died in today's helicopter crash. Kobe brought excitement and joy to basketball fans not just in Los Angeles, but all over the U.S. and around the world. He was also a leader off the court, including in his advocacy for young people, especially the vulnerable and homeless — a passion I saw firsthand when I joined him and Vanessa for the opening of a housing project they and their foundation supported. Kobe Bryant lived a very large life in a very short time. But above all, he loved his family. Our prayers are with Vanessa, Natalia, Bianka, and Capri, and all those who lost loved ones today.