Christina Grimmie Laid to Rest – Report
The 22-year-old singer, who appeared on The Voice in 2014, was killed last week when 27-year-old gunman Kevin James Loibl opened fire during a fan meet-and-greet following a concert in Orlando, Florida. On Thursday, her close family and friends came together for an “intimate gathering” to celebrate her life, according to People. A public memorial will be held at the Fellowship Alliance Chapel in Medford on Friday. On Monday, a candlelight vigil was held in Evesham Township to honor Grimmie. “She loved this town, she loved this state, she loved singing, she loved the Lord and she loved me and she was my baby sister,” her brother Marcus Grimmie said at the event. Meanwhile, it was previously reported that Grimmie’s The Voice mentor, Adam Levine, had offered to pay for the funeral expenses. “I found out this morning, that Adam Levine personally called my mother and said he will pay for the funeral and her plane flight, and I was blown away,” Marcus Grimmie wrote on Facebook. “Now a friend just told me to look at the (crowd funded) gofundme page and I see it is at 100k ($100,000). Words cannot express… literally I have no words.” “I will read every one of these personalized messages. I’m so blown away by everything right now. But all I can say is thank you. And Christina will be missed and never ever forgotten.” Grimmie was signing autographs after her concert at the Plaza Live Theater when Loibl, armed with two guns, walked up and shot her, before shooting himself as the star’s brother tackled him. Grimmie was rushed to the Orlando Regional Medical Center, where she was later pronounced dead.