Entertainment Sports Christina Aguilera Sings 'Ave Maria' to Honor Kobe and Gianna Bryant at Memorial Rounding out three performances by female powerhouses, Christina Aguilera took the stage at the Staples Center By Lindsay Kimble Lindsay Kimble Lindsay Kimble is a Senior Digital News Editor and the Sports Editor for PEOPLE Digital. She's worked at PEOPLE for over seven years as a writer, reporter and editor across our Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams, covering everything from the Super Bowl to the Met Gala. She's been nominated for the ASME NEXT Awards for Journalists Under 30, and previously wrote for Us Weekly while on staff at Wenner Media. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 24, 2020 04:15 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Christina Aguilera honored Kobe Bryant with a stirring performance of “Ave Maria” at the celebration of life for the late athlete and his daughter Gianna on Monday. The 39-year-old wore a black suit as she sang the Franz Schubert song while accompanied by live instrumentals. Beyoncé Performs Powerful Musical Tribute to Kobe Bryant at Celebration of Life Bryant, 41, and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were among nine people who died in a helicopter crash in the hills of Calabasas, California, on Jan. 26. He is survived by Vanessa and their daughters Capri, 7 months, Bianka, 3, and Natalia, 17. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Vanessa Bryant Delivers Heartbreaking Tribute to Kobe and Gianna at Celebration of Life Also during the emotional gathering, Vanessa Bryant eulogized her husband and daughter, while Shaquille O’Neal and Michael Jordan fondly remembered their friend.