Teenage basketball teammates of Kobe Bryant’s daughter Gianna were among nine killed in the tragic helicopter crash in California on Sunday.
Police have not released the names of those on board the helicopter, but the relatives have confirmed the deaths in tributes to their loved ones.
The pilot Ara Zobayan was also killed in the incident.
The group were flying to the Mamba Academy in Thousand Oaks, California, for basketball practice. Kobe Bryant was meant to coach the practice session with Gianna aged 13 and her team mates ready to play.
Sara Chester and her daughter (top right) were described as “two gorgeous human beings”.
Alyssa Altobelli (bottom left) was a teammate of Gianna Bryant, she was also just 13 years old.
College baseball coach John Altobelli and his wife Keri (bottom middle) died in the helicopter crash along with their daughter Alyssa.
Pilot Ara Zobayan (bottom left).
Christina Mauser (bottom right), a coach at the Mamba Academy, was described as a “beautiful wife and mom” by husband Matt.
Every member of the team here at Social Addicts gives their condolences to all who have been affected by this tragedy.