Adam Levine to Pay for Christina Grimmie’s Funeral as Charlie Puth Honors Late Singer
According to Marcus Grimmie, who tackled his sister’s killer to the ground on Friday night (June 10, 2016) before the shooter killed himself, Adam Levine has offered to pay for Christina’s funeral and for The Voice alum’s mother to fly to the memorial.
“I found out this morning that Adam Levine personally called my mother and said he will pay for her funeral and her plane flight, and I was blown away,” Marcus shared on his Facebook. “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.”
Adam was Christina’s coach on the NBC singing competition, where she came in third on her season.
Upon hearing news of Christina’s death, the Maroon 5 frontman also tweeted out his condolences.
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
However, Adam isn’t the only celebrity to have reached out and pay tribute to Christina, who succumbed to injuries after being rushed to the hospital. Aside from Selena Gomez dedicating one of her songs to her friend at a recent show, Charlie Puth also performed 2015’s “See You Again” — which was recorded originally as a tribute to Paul Walker — in honor of Christina.
“I was reading the news last night and heard that my good friend Christina Grimmie was killed, and I want to dedicate this song to her tonight,” he told the crowd at his concert in New York this weekend. “I’ve been upset about this all day, mainly because I just never got to say what I wanted to say to her, and I feel like this song perfectly captures that.”
Puth also wrote on Twitter, ““When you die, your body dies, but your soul lives on forever, as will hers. Rest In Peace Christina Grimmie. A beautiful talent.”
Christina was shot by a man named Kevin James Loibl during a fan meet-and-greet at the Plaza Live theater in Orlando, Fla. She was 22.