All of us on the staff of LAEDC are saddened to hear this tragic news. Kobe was one of LA’s biggest supporters and philanthropists. He chose to make a real difference for many people, through his charitable work. He amazed us all for his 20 years with the Lakers.
LAEDC’s CEO Bill Allen shared, “The City of Angels has lost one of its brightest lights. Kobe Bryant’s impressive intellect, unparalleled athletic talent and sheer determination to win united and inspired generations of Angelenos and we will never forget him. To know that he and his beautiful daughter Gianna perished on their way to enjoy a basketball game together touches my heart as a father and my prayers go out to his entire family.”