Kobe Bryant’s death came as a shocking surprise to the world, including many of his associates and peers in the entertainment industry. One such man is Jonah Hill, who claimed that the basketball player’s death reminded him of a lot of the abrupt passing of his brother, Jordan Feldstein.
According to the outlet, Today, Jonah Hill shared memories of how he and his brother sat next to Kobe Bryant at a game. The 36-year-old, on his Instagram account, shared a photo of himself posing next to Kobe. As it was previously reported, Kobe died in a helicopter crash on Sunday.
His teenage daughter was also killed. Jonah, on his IG account, claimed that experiencing the death of Kobe was similar to seeing his brother pass away. As fans of Jonah know, his brother was the manager of Maroon 5 from the start of their career.
Feldstein, unfortunately, passed away at the age of 40 in December 2017. Reminiscing on his brother and the legend of the LA Lakers alum, Jonah noted that he and his brother grew up supporting the Lakers, and on account of his job, they often were able to sit beside Kobe and the rest of the team.
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This picture became a funny internet thing years back and it always made me laugh when I’d see memes of it . I used to love “on purpose, very awkward photos” whenever I was around someone I respected and this is about as comically awkward as it gets. Ah, your early 20s. It’s a dumb bit but I really liked it at the time. I hesitate to post this as it’s usually connected to humor. But for me this photo represents a LOT more. I’m sitting next to my brother and he’s taking this. It was the night we both met Kobe and he was so nice to us. So funny, so amazing and so kind (in the middle of a game!). My brother and I grew up worshiping the Lakers and because of my job we got to sit next to Kobe and the whole team! I have lived a privileged life. Truly. We were literally buzzing with excitement to meet our hero and it’s one of my favorite memories ever. It’s my favorite memory with my brother . I’m sitting between Kobe and my brother and now they’re both gone. I have been staring at this photo for days in disbelief and sadness and joy. It’s my favorite picture and I think it represents for me, all of the hard and amazing things in life and how fleeting they are. But their fleeting nature doesn’t make them any less beautiful. I’ve been thinking a lot about saying Rest In Peace and what that means. But I don’t think Kobe or my brother are resting. I think they’re hustling up there. Working hard and getting shit done. Cuz that’s what they do. All my love to the ones here left behind. Take care of each other and love each other . That’s the lesson I’ve learned . ❤️
Jonah explained that it was actually one of his favorite memories with him. Additionally, Hill shared another photo of the pair sitting beside the basketball court looking very happy.
As it was previously reported, Jordan Feldstein, Jonah’s older brother, passed away back in late 2017. After he died, many of his entertainment industry cohorts chimed in on his death, including Adam Levine and the rest of the group.
Adam Levine and Feldstein were friends for years, first getting to know each other during their school days. Jordan worked with other big-name clients like Miguel, Chromeo, and The B-52s.
E! Online reported at the time that Mr. Feldstein had died due to complications from a blood clot in his lungs. Sources who spoke with us noted that everyone was pretty shocked to hear about his death. Deep leg vein thrombosis, obesity, and acute bronchopneumonia also contributed.