Philadelphia, Lower Merion mourning loss of Kobe Bryant

The memorial outside the Kobe Bryant Gymnasium at Lower Merion High School.
Photo credit Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio

UPDATED: 2:48 p.m.

LOWER MERION, Pa. and PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) —Students coming to class at Lower Merion High School faced a grim Monday morning as they walked past a memorial to NBA star and Philadelphia native Kobe Bryant. Philadelphia is mourning Bryant, who died at the age of 41 with his daughter Gianna and seven others in a helicopter crash in Southern California on Sunday.