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Vanessa Bryant Discovers Final Letter Kobe Had Left Her

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US basketball player Kobe Bryant and wife Vanessa Laine Bryant attend the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. (Jean-Baptiste Lacroix/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 06 May 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Vanessa Bryant celebrated a bittersweet birthday on Tuesday after discovering the last letter Kobe Bryant had written for her before his death. The widow revealed in an Instagram post that she had come across the sealed letter on Monday and decided to keep it unopened until her birthday the following day.

"Yesterday I found an envelope labeled To: The Love of my Life. From, Tu Papi," Vanessa wrote. "I waited to open one more letter on my birthday. It gave me something to look forward to today. The irony is that Kobe had a photo of me drawn with an Angel holding me up by an artist on the cover."

Vanessa added that she was missing Kobe and their daughter Gianna, who were both killed in a helicopter crash, along with several others, in January.

"Missing the Love of my Life and my sweet little Mamacita- my fellow Taurus," Vanessa wrote. "Grateful to wake up to my 3 sweet girls today. Wish we were all together."

Vanessa and Kobe had four children together. Natalie, 17, Bianka, 3, Capri, 10-months-old, and Gianna, who would have turned 14 on May 1.

The helicopter in which Kobe, his daughter, and seven others were traveling in went down in Calabasas, about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles, on Jan. 26. It was reported that air traffic controllers noted poor visibility around Burbank, just to the north, and Van Nuys, to the northwest. The aircraft crashed into the hillside at about 1,400 feet.

Zoe Papadakis

Zoe Papadakis is a Newsmax writer based in South Africa with two decades of experience specializing in media and entertainment. She has been in the news industry as a reporter, writer and editor for newspapers, magazine and websites.

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Vanessa Bryant celebrated a bittersweet birthday on Tuesday after discovering the last letter Kobe Bryant had written for her before his death. The widow revealed in an Instagram post that she had come across the sealed letter on Monday and decided to keep it...
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