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Gallery: Kobe Bryant fans mourn at L.A. LIVE following the basketball star’s death

By Ariana Saigh, Jintak Han, Jack Stenzel

Jan 27, 2020 2:09 pm

Hundreds gathered at L.A. LIVE to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant, a Los Angeles Lakers legend who died in a helicopter crash Sunday. Bryant's daughter Gianna and seven others also died in the crash.

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

Mourners lay out prayer candles, flowers, rose petals and Lakers paraphernalia. Bryant began his career at the Lakers at age 17 and played for the team for the following 20 years.

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

A mourner lights a candle to place at the makeshift memorial site.

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

Fans lift a portrait of Bryant in the air.

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

The Lakers team flag flies overhead in front of Bryant’s memorial.

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

A woman places a handmade sign at the memorial. Bryant was also known as ‘’Black Mamba’’ for much of his career.

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

Two women embrace as they mourn Bryant’s death together.

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

Candles illuminate the memorial site. Fans wrote messages to Bryant on prayer candles, thanking him for the impact he had on their lives.

(Jintak Han/Daily Bruin)

Fans also placed flowers at a mural featuring an image of the player.

(Jack Stenzel/Daily Bruin)

Screens at L.A. LIVE displayed images of Bryant as fans gathered to mourn.

(Jack Stenzel/Daily Bruin)

Some mourners brought yellow and purple flowers to honor Bryant’s legendary stint at the Lakers.

(Ariana Saigh/Daily Bruin)

A basketball is lifted above the crowd. On it are messages written to Bryant from devastated fans.

(Ariana Saigh/Daily Bruin)

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Jintak Han | Senior staff photojournalist & news reporter
Jintak Han is a senior staff photojournalist and news reporter. Working at the Bruin through his entire undergraduate career from 2014 to 2020, Han has won dozens of awards and national recognition for his photojournalism. He is also known for his investigative reporting and is a staff writer for the City & Crime beat. He previously served as the 2016-2017 Assistant Photo editor and worked as a weekend reporter at the Korea Times for most of 2019.
Jintak Han is a senior staff photojournalist and news reporter. Working at the Bruin through his entire undergraduate career from 2014 to 2020, Han has won dozens of awards and national recognition for his photojournalism. He is also known for his investigative reporting and is a staff writer for the City & Crime beat. He previously served as the 2016-2017 Assistant Photo editor and worked as a weekend reporter at the Korea Times for most of 2019.
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