Roommates, since the tragic news of Kobe Bryant’s passing, his wife Vanessa has taken to social media to address the tragedy. In an Instagram post, she describes her husband as ‘an adoring husband and amazing father.’ She also addressed the passing of her baby girl Gianna, that many people knew as Gigi, calling her a ‘sweet, loving, thoughtful, amazing daughter.’ See Vanessa’s full statement below:

The news is tragic to say the least, in her post she not only addresses the loss she has suffered but also asked for fans to donate to help the families of the other 7 people who lost their lives. To donate you can visit mambaonthree.org! Many people have showed their support for the Bryant family and continue to mourn the passing of both Kobe and Gigi.

Vanessa speaks on the tragic passing just days before the Super Bowl announced a tribute to Kobe will take place. Along with the Super Bowl, the Oscars will also be paying tribute to Kobe as well. If you didn’t know, Kobe actually won an Oscar for best animated short film with his film titled ‘Dear Basketball.’

Many other celebrities have also taken to social media to express their condolences after hearing the news, as well as show support for the Bryant family. For many players and fans, Kobe was as much a part of their lives as their own family.

We continue to keep Vanessa, her daughters, as well as all of the families affected by this unimaginable tragedy.