Video: Mariachi Band Says Farewell to Kobe Bryant With ‘Amor Eterno’ Tearjerker Outside Staples Center

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People gather around a makeshift memorial for Kobe Bryant at L.A. Live Plaza in front of Staples Center on Jan. 26, 2020.(Credit: AGUSTIN PAULLIER/AFP via Getty Images)
People gather around a makeshift memorial for Kobe Bryant at L.A. Live Plaza in front of Staples Center on Jan. 26, 2020.(Credit: AGUSTIN PAULLIER/AFP via Getty Images)

As the world continues to mourn the death of Kobe Bryant and eight others, the tributes to the late basketball great keep getting more heart-wrenching.

Amid a massive crowd outside Staples Center this week, a mariachi troupe gathered to honor Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and the other seven lives lost with a poignant rendition of “Amor Eterno,” a goodbye ballad by the late Mexican singer Juan Gabriel.

“You are the sadness in my eyes, that weep in silence for your love, I look at myself in the mirror and see my face, the time I’ve suffered because of your goodbye,” the lyrics translate to English.

“How I wish that you had lived, that your little eyes had never closed, and to be looking at them,” belted the band’s vocalist, a purple glow shining in the background. “Love eternal and unforgettable, sooner or later I will be with you to continue loving each other.”

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