This Is Not a Tribute to Kobe Bryant

When Death Makes the News

Aabye-Gayle F.
5 min readJan 29, 2020

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When I found out who Fred Noonan was — that Amelia Earhart didn’t disappear alone — it made me feel less secure of my grip on reality. I was a child who never believed in Santa Claus, and so I never experienced having that illusion broken. Finding out about Noonan was as close as I’ve ever come in my life to having something that I believed to be true so…

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