Kobe Bryant RIP

Kobe Bryant RIP
August 23, 1978 – January 26, 2020

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Los Angeles International Airport (not my pic)

Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gigi, and seven other people, including the pilot, were killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday, January 26, 2020 in Calabasas, California. The cause of the accident is most likely pilot error due to the foggy weather. Reports say they were traveling to a girl’s basketball game in Thousand Oaks when the helicopter crashed.

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Kobe Bryant (age 41) aka “Black Mamba”
(Los Angeles Lakers Retired Numbers 8 and 24)
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Kobe Bryant joined the National Basketball Association (NBA) after high school, and was a Los Angeles Lakers his entire 20 season professional basketball career.
He will be inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame posthumously this year.

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Gianna Maria Onore “Gigi” Bryant, Kobe’s 13 year old daughter

Sarah and Payton Chester (mother and daughter)

John, Keri and Alyssa Altobelli (father, mother, and daughter)

Christina Mauser (the assistant coach)

Ara Zobayan, the instrument certified helicopter pilot earned his commercial pilot’s license in 2007. He was also a certified flight instructor for instrument instruction.

“May the Four Winds blow them safely home.”
Our deepest condolences to Kobe’s wife, family, friends and fans.
Our deepest condolences to all the victims family and friends.

NOTE: The chance of dying in a helicopter crash
is greatly reduced if you don’t fly in a helicopter.

The helicopter crash site in Calabasas, California:

The Los Angeles Sheriffs Department has been using ATVs and horse mounted officers to protect the site from trophy seekers. The bodies were collected and delivered to the families. The wreckage was mapped by NTSB drones and investigators on the ground, then collected and transported to a yard in Arizona for forensic examination.

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The Kobe Bryant Memorial at LA LIVE and Staples Center (not my pic)

There have been non-stop tributes, vigils, and memorials,
as well as wall-to-wall worldwide media coverage.
The Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Sunday was basically a memorial service.
The entire City of Los Angeles and every Lakers fan have been in mourning all week.
The Los Angeles Kings hockey team and Los Angeles Clippers basketball team have honored him. And there will be another huge tribute at Super Bowl 54 on Sunday too.

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From Kobe’s granitystudios.com webpage

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Otis Redding RIP

Otis Redding RIP (a very personal post)

He was a great dog. He had a good life.
“May the Four Winds blow him safely home.”

Otis Redding RIP

Otis Redding RIP

Otis Redding RIP

Otis Redding RIP

 “If you want loyalty (in Hollywood) get a dog.

If you want loyalty and attention – get a smart dog.” ~ Grant Fairley

Yesterday, Thursday, December 18th, 2014, we bid a final farewell to our good “Old Boy”.

The hardest part of owning a dog (or any pet) is knowing that you will outlive it (barring unforeseen circumstances). Our dogs are members of the family (like children) and it is a terrible loss when they die. I loved my good boy Otis.

Otis was the leader of our little dog pack, up until last weekend, when the “Big Boy” challenged him and took the dominant position away. He was old, even in dog years, and his health was failing. He was suffering from painful arthritis and other problems for the last year. It wasn’t unexpected that his time would come, but it was still a difficult decision.

He went peacefully in the evening. Our wonderful veterinarian came to the house with her assistant, put him to sleep, and then they took him away.

It’s been a very sad week here. Thank you for your condolences and sympathy!

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Robin Williams – RIP?

Don’t try suicide!
It doesn’t solve anything.
You just make a mess.

Reports are that Robin Williams is dead. Conflicting reports say it’s a hoax.

Regardless, don’t kill yourself.

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UPDATE: Robin Williams RIP

May the Four Winds blow you safely home.

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Robin Williams RIP at the Renaissance Faire in Novato, CA – mid 1980s

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21-MAY-13: Ray Manzarek RIP – Hollywood Walk of Fame – Hollywood, CA

Hollywood Walk of Fame – Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, California

Ray Manzarek RIP  (February 12, 1939 – May 20, 2013)  F*ck Cancer.

The Doors Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

The Doors Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

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