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Olivia Munn Says She & Kobe Bryant 'Wanted to Help Kids Be Less Afraid of Death'

Olivia Munn Says She & Kobe Bryant 'Wanted to Help Kids Be Less Afraid of Death'

Olivia Munn was working with Kobe Bryant before his death, and she’s speaking out in a poignant statement and revealing she and the basketball legend were working to help kids be less afraid of death.

Kobe. You were such a wonderful friend. Always positive and thoughtful and supportive and reliable and so, so bright. One of the brightest souls I’ve ever seen and I am absolutely devastated by this,” Olivia began in a statement posted to her Instagram Story.

“We were supposed to get together this week to brainstorm more parts of the epic world you were creating at Granity Studios. You were creating a whole big world from scratch – everything from the continents to the oceans and rivers to the trees and even the leaves on the trees,” Olivia wrote.

“The last time we talked, I told you my idea about what the night sky would be made of. I was inspired by friends of mine who lost their 4-year-old daughter to cancer. When explaining to their younger daughter what happened, instead of saying that her sister had died, they would tell her that ‘Billie turned into a star.’ To this day, if you ask her where her sister is, she’ll say ‘Billie etoile,’” she wrote.

“We wanted to help kids be less afraid of death and tell story of all the little and big stars…And now you’re one of them,” Olivia added.

Kobe and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna passed away in a helicopter crash on Sunday (January 26) along with seven other victims.

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