Celebrity Parents Gianna Bryant Throwback Photos Kobe and Vanessa Bryant's second-oldest daughter died in a helicopter crash, along with her NBA star dad and seven others, on Jan. 26, 2020 By Diane J. Cho Diane J. Cho Diane J. Cho was the Features Editor of PEOPLE Digital from 2019 to 2022. She worked at the brand for nearly four years covering news, features, human interest, evergreen, holiday gift guides and more. She launched the How I Parent and What It's Really Like to Be …. digital series and has interviewed several celebrities and influential leaders within the entertainment industry. Prior to joining PEOPLE, Diane worked at Bustle, VH1 and Complex. She received her bachelor's degree in Journalism from Rutgers University and her master's degree from Columbia Journalism School. People Editorial Guidelines Updated on May 1, 2022 04:19 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 12 Getty Kobe Bryant and daughter Gigi at their home in Newport Beach, California, in 2008. 02 of 12 Getty Baby Gianna got a sweet kiss from mom Vanessa before a Seattle SuperSonics vs. Los Angeles Lakers game in 2006 at the Staples Center in L.A. 03 of 12 Getty Gigi and big sister Natalia held up signs to cheer on their daddy during the San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Lakers game at the Staples Center in 2008. 04 of 12 Getty After winning the NBA Championship in game five of the 2009 NBA Finals and earning the title of MVP, Kobe celebrated the milestone moment with his mini-me. 05 of 12 Getty Baby G and her family posed proudly after Kobe's victory. 06 of 12 Getty Big sis Natalia joined Gigi at a press conference alongside their dad as he answered questions after the Lakers' win over the Boston Celtics in game five of the 2008 NBA Finals. 07 of 12 Dad Kobe wore his full Lakers uniform for Career Day at Gigi's school. 08 of 12 Gianna Bryant. Elsa/Getty Images Gigi threw up a few shots at the 2016 NBA All-Star Game. 09 of 12 Gianna and Kobe Bryant. The daddy's girl snuck in a hug during warm-ups before Kobe hit the court. 10 of 12 Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Here's mom Vanessa, dad Kobe and older sister Natalia at the 2018 world premiere of Disney's A Wrinkle in Time. 11 of 12 (From left) Natalia, Gianna, Kobe, Vanessa and Bianka Bryant. Kobe Bryant/Instagram A family snap from Kobe's surprise family trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, for his 40th birthday in 2018. 12 of 12 Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna. Paul Bereswill/Getty Kobe and his mini bonded courtside at the Brooklyn Nets vs. Atlanta Hawks basketball game in 2019.