LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Vanessa Bryant took to Instagram Wednesday to share photos and videos of daughter Gianna’s middle school jersey retirement after she and her father Kobe Bryant were tragically killed in a helicopter crash along with seven others.

Vanessa shared a photo of the framed number two jersey with a caption that read:

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“My Gigi. I love you! I miss you. You’ve taught us all that no act of kindness is ever too small. Mommy is still and will ALWAYS be so proud of you mamacita.”


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Vanessa also shared video of Gianna’s eight-grade team paying tribute to her daughter, sixth and seventh-grade girls who sang a song in her honor, and other speakers remember ing the 13-year-old.

Gianna, who went by Gigi, was with her father and seven others aboard a Sikorsky S-76 helicopter around 9:45 a.m. when it crashed in Calabasas amid foggy conditions. The group was on their way to Kobe’s Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, where Kobe was set to coach her in a tournament game.

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Also killed in the crash were John Altobelli, the head baseball coach at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, his wife Keri and their 13-year-old daughter Alyssa, one of Gianna’s teammates. 45-year-old Sarah Chester and her 13-year-old daughter Payton — another teammate — were aboard as well, along with 38-year-old Christina Mauser, one of Bryant’s assistant coaches, and pilot 50-year-old Ara Zobayan.