Kobe Bryant died in a tragic helicopter accident five months ago, and tributes are continually being made to honor and remember the Los Angeles Lakers legend. Harrison Hill-USA TODAY via Imagn Content Services, LLC

Instagram honors Kobe Bryant with new update to personal profile

It still hasn't sunk in that Kobe Bryant truly is gone. The Los Angeles Lakers legend will never be forgotten, and Instagram updated his personal profile with something special. 

Bryant's personal page has been updated to read "Remembering Kobe Bryant," a little over five months after his death.

Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif., in January. All passengers on board the flight died instantly upon impact, according to newly revealed details. 

Vanessa Bryant, Kobe's wife, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the helicopter company, Island Express Helicopters, and pilot Ara Zobayan in February following the death of her husband and daughter. She claims that Zobayan was careless and negligent by flying in cloudy conditions on the day all passengers aboard the aircraft were killed.

She also states that she is "entitled" to hundreds of millions in future lost earnings as a result of the Los Angeles Lakers legend's death.

Last month, the National Transportation Safety Board urged major helicopter manufacturers to add crash-resistant systems to record data, audio and images following the death of Bryant, Fox Business reports.

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. Although many think Boston sports fans are insufferable, Erin tries to see things from a neutral perspective. Her passion is hockey, and she believes defense wins championships. In addition to covering sports for Yardbarker, she covers Boston sports for NBC Sports Boston. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90



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