The Young and the Restless

The Young and the Restless’ Daniel Goddard Reflects On Kobe Bryant Accident Near His Home

The Young and the Restless, Daniel GoddardThe Young and the Restless, Daniel Goddard

Many daytime actors spoke out about basketball legend Kobe Bryant who, along with his daughter, Gianna, 13, and seven other souls lost their lives in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, CA. Now, Daniel Goddard, who recently exited his role as Cane on The Young and the Restless, is revealing the loss literally hit close to his home.

Daniel Goddard On Kobe And Life

In addition to Kobe and Gianna, the other people who died in the crash are baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife Keri and their basketball-playing daughter Alyssa; mother and daughter Sarah and Payton Chester; Mamba Academy basketball coach Christina Mauser, and pilot Ara Zobayan.

“I live just a few miles from where Kobe’s helicopter crashed…” Goddard posted on Instagram. “And yesterday morning when I woke up and looked at this exact same view… it was so foggy… you couldn’t see the sun… the canyon was steeped in deep low laying clouds. And yet today is a beautiful sunny day… crystal clear? Why today and not yesterday? Why?

“Sometimes life makes no sense,” the fan-favorite continued. “You try and understand why things happen, you try and find a deeper meaning when you are confronted with loss and tragedy. But most of the time there are no answers, just us, and our longing to understand why things happen,” Goddard tweeted.

“But [as] tragic as they are, and as senseless as they are, they manage to bring us together as one. Family, friends, loved ones and… strangers. They make us appreciate how fortunate we all are to share our time on this earth… together.

“And that is what I feel today in Los Angeles, with everyone I cross paths with, it’s as if somehow, for this brief moment in time, we have all become brothers & sisters… united as one. And from this horrific tragedy there is… even if it is just for a fleeting moment…. a glimmer beauty.

“God bless each and everyone of you! May your life and heart be filled with peace and love! Rest In Peace Kobe, Gianna, Alyssa, Keri, Christina, Payton, Sarah & Ara.” The Young and the Restless (YR) airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for airtimes.

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