A year and a half after losing his wife in the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, Gianna Bryant and six others, Matt Mauser shocked the world when he went on “America’s Got Talent” to pay tribute to his late wife.
“On January 26, 2020, I lost my wife in the same helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant,” Matt Mauser said to the judges.
As you see in the video, Matt’s children were at the audition to support their dad, cheering him on as he sang a soulful cover of Phil Collins’ 1984 single, “Against All Odds.”
After his audition, he was met with a standing ovation from the audience.
The morning of the accident, Jan. 26, 2020, Christina Mauser kissed her husband and said, “I love you.”
“That was the last thing my wife ever said to me,” the 51-year-old singer recalled on “AGT.” “Your whole life changes in a second.”
Since his wife’s death, Mauser created the Christina Mauser Foundation to provide scholarships and financial assistance to female athletes, People reported.
“She would want me to carry on, and she would want our kids to have happy lives, which I don’t know if it’s possible, but I’m going to try,” he said on “AGT.”
The group of nine were traveling to a youth basketball tournament when their helicopter crashed into a steep hillside just outside of Los Angeles. The fog was so thick that morning that LAPD grounded all helicopters.
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