Rounding out three performances by female powerhouses, Christina Aguilera took the stage at the Staples Center

By Lindsay Kimble
February 24, 2020 04:15 PM

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.

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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.

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Alicia Keys also performed during the memorial service, playing Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” on the piano. Beyoncé kicked off the celebration of life with two of her own songs, “XO” and “Halo.”

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Also during the emotional gathering, Vanessa Bryant eulogized her husband and daughter, while Shaquille O’Neal and Michael Jordan fondly remembered their friend.

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