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Kobe Bryant Death: Ohio Funeral Home Organizes Memorial for the Lakers Legend & Daughter Gigi

Joe Akins
Feb 10, 2020
11:20 P.M.
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As the world remains shocked by the death of basketball legend, Kobe Bryant, an Ohio funeral home, has made arrangements to do a memorial for the lost veteran and his daughter.

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The loss of the legendary NBA star lingers, leaving many aggrieved, and trooping to pay their last respects.

A funeral home in Ohio has availed Dayton residents the opportunity to honor the icon, his daughter, and all those lost during the helicopter crash that killed the champion on January 26.

Kobe Bryant hosts a Kobe A.D. event at MAMA Gallery in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images

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The funeral home, Routsong, would conduct the exercise, sending out a register book to locals to be signed between 6 am and 10 pm. The book would eventually be sent to the Bryants as a special tribute from Ohio residents. 

WHIO TV announced the scheduled local funeral, which would be held via a register signing. Ronnel Hunt, a reporter for the TV, tweeted:

"A local funeral will hold a registry book signing for those around Dayton to write messages for the Bryant family in the loss of Kobe and Gianna. The book will be flown out for the family to have."

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The post was followed by shots of the book, a portrait of Kobe and his daughter, Giana, as well as a memorial table set up with the late icon's jerseys and clusters of flowers.

Routsong intends to make the book available to locals through the week, to gather as many messages as possible to help the family move past this devastating moment.

The president of the staples center announced that the tribute items would be cataloged, boxed up, and sent to the 37-year-old at her request.

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Kobe's widow, Vanessa Bryant, previously stated how much the tributes, words of encouragement, and support from fans meant to her family. 

She divulged this in her first release after her husband's death while thanking the public for their continuous show of support and heartwarming tributes. She wrote:

"Thank you so much for lifting us up in your prayers, and for loving Kobe, Gigi, Natalia, Bianka, Capri and me."

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Tributes to kobe have been pouring in since the crash, with many turning up at the Staples Center to drop their tribute items in honor of the deceased Lakers.

The Ohio resident tribute comes days after the president of the staples center announced that the tribute items would be cataloged, boxed up, and sent to the 37-year-old at her request.

The grieving wife and mother requested the arena's decision to remove all the tribute items from the venue to make room for other events.

Seeing as each tribute is priceless to the deceased's wife, the Routsong Funeral home's thoughtful memorial would be welcomed as a much-needed consolation.

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