One thing Christina Grimmie’s family won’t have to worry about in their time of sadness is paying for her funeral.
Last Friday, a man walked up to Grimmie during a meet and greet following her show in Orlando and shot her to death. She reportedly had her arms open to hug the man before he took her life. Grimmie’s brother Marcus tackled the man who ended up committing suicide, leaving behind devastation and confusion. Why did this happen?
As her family searches for answers, Marcus took to Facebook to thank fans for the outpour of love and support they’ve shown. A GoFundMe account was created to help pay for the funeral, but Adam Levine, Grimmie’s mentor on her season of The Voice, has offered to pay for her funeral in its entirety.
“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,” he wrote.
Levine told ET: “Christina was a natural. A gifted talent that comes along so rarely. She was taken from us too soon. This is yet another senseless act of extreme violence. I am left stunned and confused how these things can conceivably continue to happen in our world.”
Behati and I are absolutely devastated and heartbroken by Christina Grimmie’s death. Our hearts go out to her family pic.twitter.com/y4OMkm0uXu
— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) June 11, 2016
The GoFundMe topped over $100,000 excluding Levine’s contribution.
“I promise both my parents and I will read every one of these personalized messages,” Marcus continued. “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.”
He adds, “Please do not feel the need to donate anything at all. Please. Just leave a kind word, message or picture in the comments or message me and sign this change.org petition to help Christina possible be remembered in the next legend of Zelda game, her favorite game of all time.”