Hartford community holds candlelight vigil for Kobe, Gianna Bryant


HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Basketball legend Kobe Bryant is being remembered by the Hartford community through a Thursday candlelight vigil.

RELATED: ‘We are completely devastated’: Vanessa Bryant breaks silence, honors Kobe and Gianna in Instagram post

A community candlelight vigil was held to remember Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna at the YMCA in Hartford at 4 p.m.

Kobe Bryant’s widow, Vanessa Bryant, has made her first public comment since her husband and daughter were killed in a helicopter crash in the Calabasas area of Los Angeles on Sunday.

RELATED: Teacher has students ‘Kobe’ their fears into trash can

In an Instagram post, Vanessa, who has four daughters with the late NBA legend, thanked everyone for their thoughts and prayers.

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