Visits by Kobe Bryant mourners slam a California cemetery.
However, folks are paying their respects at the wrong gravesite.
After a Feb. 7 funeral correction on the death certificates issued for Bryant, 41 and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, USA Today reports that the correction changed their gravesite location from Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles to Pacific View Memorial Park.
A media relations specialist for the cemetery said that the private plots where folks are leaving their sentimental offerings at the Southern California cemetery are the wrong ones.
According to Ashley Bunton of Service Corporation International, the owners of the cemetery: “We can confirm that’s not Kobe and Gianna’s resting place. We cannot divulge any additional details on where they’re . But we will tell you that’s not the right location.’’
Late last month, Bryant, 41 and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were laid to rest following a tragic helicopter crash. John Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, Alyssa Altobelli, Payton Chester, Sarah Chester, Christina Mauser and the pilot Ara Zobayan are among others who were killed in the crash.
It seems that the Pacific View is where they are located but mourners don’t know where the exact plots are, and the cemetery, of course, won’t give up details on the whereabouts of the plots.
According to Bunton, “Just tons of individuals coming wandering the cemetery and searching to ascertain if they will locate the cemetery ,’’ and added “They’re just having to watch things that are going on there.”
Fans pinpointing that plots on Pacific View as the location of Bryant and Gigi is a result of a news outlet that posted a picture of a certain gravesite. However, it was incorrect and did nothing more than send an influx of people their way, Bunton said.
Aside from the report sending hundreds of fans, it just so happens to be a coincidence that some plots have gold and purple flowers, but it doesn’t mean they belong to Bryant and Gigi, she said.
The confusion has led to people walking aimlessly round the cemetery checking out Bryant and Gigi and disturbing the peace of other families visiting their deceased loved ones.
“Others have actually run into the relations who’ve quite shooed people faraway from that spot simply because it’s disturbing the peace to the person interred there,’’ she said.
In the meanwhile, Pacific View said it’s beefed up security due to the additional wanderers.
Bryant’s public memorial is slated for Feb. 24 at the Staples Center.