Ara Zobayan, 50, was the pilot manning the helicopter that Kobe Bryant and seven others were in when it crashed and killed everyone on board on Sunday

He leaves behind his girlfriend of 11 years Tessie Davidson, 47, and her two children, who he treated like his own, close friend revealed.

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Jesse Clark said he had known Zobayan, 50, since the pilot began seeing Davidson around 2009, and that the pilot ‘loved Tess beyond measure’

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