Remains of Kobe Bryant And His Daughter Returned To His Family A Week After Helicopter Crash That Killed Them

The bodies of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, 13, were released to their family members by the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office, a week after their helicopter went down killing both and seven others in California.

The 44-year-old NBA legend and his daughter were both killed when his helicopter crashed into a hillside in Calabasas, California, on January 26.

Their remains were returned after confirmation of their identity and a cause of death was determined by investigators, a spokeswoman for the office told

The remains of the pilot, Ara Zobayan, and passengers Christina Mauser, 38, Sarah Chester, 45, and her 13-year-old daughter Payton, also  have been released, the spokeswoman confirmed.