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Husband Of Kobe Crash Victim Dedicates A Song To His Late Wife

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Today marks three months since a helicopter crash took the lives of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others.

Among the lost was Mamba Academy coach Christina Mauser. Her husband, Matt Mauser, leads the Orange County band Tijuana Dogs. He also plays standards and had been scheduled to play a big band tribute to Frank Sinatra the night of the fatal crash.

In an interview with NBC4, Mauser said that social distancing has taken away his community of support.

“When you lose your mother of your children and your wife in an instant like that, it kind of puts things in perspective. And being alone has been really hard.”

But Mauser did get together with some musician friends for a livestream concert last week where he performed an original song dedicated to Christina called “Lost”
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“Broken pieces left on the ground… hmmmm, lost.”

Mauser encourages people also grieving in isolation to reach out to others in need. He says helping others is a way to help yourself.

His family is among two to file lawsuits last week against Island Express Helicopter, Inc. and its owner, Island Express Holding Corp., on the grounds that the companies were negligent and careless.

Vanessa Bryant filed a lawsuit in February against the helicopter company on the same day of the public memorial service for her husband and daughter at Staples Center.