- Jessica Simpson has shared the view from her Calabasas backyard of the mountainous area where Kobe Bryant’s helicopter crashed on Sunday.
- Simpson said her husband Eric Johnson took the photo right after the accident that killed the NBA star, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others on board.
- “Eric took this photo from our backyard right after the accident happened where Kobe, his daughter, and other beautiful souls were lifted up to be with God for eternity,” Simpson wrote on Instagram.
- The cause of the crash is still being investigated by The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Federal Aviation Administration but foggy weather conditions are believed to be a contributing factor.
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Simpson said she “felt the loss” of the event as emergency helicopters flew over her Calabasas property just after Bryant’s private helicopter crashed and killed himself, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others on board.
The tribute image she uploaded to Instagram on Monday shows clouds parting over the mountainous range of the Los Angeles hills.
“We could see the emergency helicopters flying over our house and I felt the loss. I felt the power in the sky of the heavens parting to make room for the greatest of angels to rise,” Simpson wrote.
The 39-year-old also honoured the families affected by the catastrophic crash in the post, writing her “heart is completely broken.”
“My heart is completely broken for all the families and loved ones left behind trying to make sense of things in this tragic moment,” Simpson said.
But the singer made particular mention of the former NBA star’s wife Vanessa Bryant saying she “championed” him to greatness.
“Vanessa, you are the woman and wife that championed your husband to greatness. My prayers are constant for everyone affected by this impactful loss,” Simpson wrote.
While the cause of the crash is still under investigation, The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Federal Aviation Administration said heavy fog conditions may have been a contributing factor.
The NTSB also revealed the helicopter didn’t have a black box on board and the chance of survival would have been slim.
Simpson isn’t the only celebrity who has shown solidarity for Bryant and the other eight victims with a number of stars including Nick Jonas, Lizzo and Priyanka Chopra acknowledging the tragedy at the 2020 Grammy’s on Sunday night.