MANILA, Philippines – Adam Levine has offered to help the late Christina Grimmie‘s family by paying for her funeral expenses and flight.
Christina’s brother Marcus confirmed through Facebook on Monday, June 13, that Adam, who mentored Christina in season 6 of The Voice, called his mother to pitch in. He also wrote that he was informed of the status of the GoFundMe crowdfunding page that Brian Teefey, Christina’s manager, had set up.
Marcus posted, “I first heard from my sister’s manager, Brian Teefey, that he will be making a GoFundMe to help our family move out of our current house and to take care of the funeral, and I figured why not, and I’m not about sharing that kind of stuff and I’m not a fan of handouts at all.
“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. Now a friend just told me to look at the GoFundMe page and I see it is at [$100 thousand]. Words cannot express… literally, I have no words,” he added.
“I promise both my parents and 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,” he continued.
After posting the link to the GoFundMe page, Marcus asked everyone to leave comments, messages, or pictures of Christina, as well as sign the petition on change.org to have Christina be remembered in an upcoming Legend of Zelda game.
Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda is one of Christina’s favorite game series and was part of her username on YouTube, where she got started as a musician.
In an earlier post, Marcus paid tribute to Christina, calling her “a partner in life.” (READ: Christina Grimmie’s brother: ‘She was a partner in life’)
Christina, who started out on YouTube before rising to fame onThe Voice, was shot by a man identified as Kevin James Loibl while she was signing autographs after a concert in Orlando, Florida last Friday, June 10.
Various celebrities, including The Voice host Carson Daly, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Christina’s mentor Adam Levine, and friends such as Selena Gomez and Sam Tsui, paid tribute to her through social media. – Rappler.com
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