Beyoncé performed a rousing rendition of 'XO' and 'Halo'
Almost a month after basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old budding basketball player daughter Gianna were killed in a tragic helicopter crash, a memorial took place to honour their legacy.
Held at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles - the home of Kobe's former team the Lakers - on Monday, February 24, the event was the first time the NBA player's late wife Vanessa has been seen in public since the crash which killed seven other passengers too.
Vanessa, who is also a mother to three other daughters she and Kobe shared, delivered a moving eulogy on the legacy of her husband and daughter, telling the packed out stadium: 'They were funny, happy, silly, and they loved life. They were so full of joy and adventure. God knew they couldn't be on this Earth without each other. He had to bring them home to have them together. Babe, you take care of our Gigi. I got Nati, BiBi and KoKo, and we're still the best team.'
Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera and Alicia Keys performed musical tributes at the memorial with Beyoncé dedicating her song 'XO' to Kobe, noting that it was one of his favourite songs, before transitioning into a moving rendition of her hit 'Halo'.
Guests included Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West and more.