All 9 Victims Identified In Helicopter Crash That Killed Kobe Bryant
The nine passengers who died in the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant have all been identified.
According to KHOU, the group was on their way to Thousand Oaks, CA on Sunday for a basketball game where Kobe's daughter was expected to play. Kobe was set to coach and one of his daughter's teammates was on board with family as well.
All nine passengers were killed when the helicopter crashed into a hillside in the dense Calabassas, California fog. Here's who they were:
Kobe Bryant - former NBA superstar, 5-time NBA champion Academy Award winner
Gianna Bryant - Kobe's 13-year old daughter, oldest of four, student, aspiring professional basketball player
John Altobelli - head baseball coach at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, former player at University of Houston
Keri Alotbelli - wife of John
Alyssa Altobelli - daughter of John and Keri, Gianna's teammate
Christina Mauser - basketball coach at Harbor Day School in Newport Beach (where Kobe's daughter attended school)
Payton Chester - middle school student
Sarah Chester - mother of Payton Chester
Ara Zobayan - helicopter pilot
Family members of the victims shared heartfelt tributes.
See more about the crash victims here at CNN.com