Remembering Christina Grimmie Through the Years
“Team Grimmie Forever.”
On Monday night (June 13), 1,200 people gathered at a tearful candlelight vigil in Christina Grimmie’s hometown of Evesham Township, New Jersey to mourn the death of the singer. Fans and friends came with flowers, pins, posters and t-shirts that read heartfelt messages dedicated to Christina.
Christina’s brother Marcus Grimmie, who wore a “Team Grimmie” t-shirt, began the vigil with a touching tribute to his “baby sister.” “You guys didn’t know her like I did,” he said. “She loved this town, she loved this state, she loved singing, she loved the Lord, and she loved me… She is in a better place.”
Christina’s tragic death brought an outpouring of support from thousands of fans, friends and celebrities.
A GoFundMe campaign, which was set up by Christina’s manager to raise money for Christina’s family, has already raised over in $150,000 in donations.
Several celebrities have also honored Christina and reached out to her family since her death. Adam Levine, Christina’s coach on The Voice, has offered to pay for her funeral service. Selena Gomez, Meghan Trainor, and Charlie Puth have all dedicated songs to Christina at their live performances as emotional tributes to the singer.
Many stars like Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, and Hailey Baldwin took to social media after the news of Christina’s death on Friday to share their grief in the loss of the singer.
Christina, who was only 22 years old, was shot after her concert in Orlando, Fla. on Friday night while signing autographs for fans.
The late singer began building her fanbase when she started posting singing videos on YouTube in 2010, where she had over 3 million followers. She later later gained popularity as a contestant on Season 3 of The Voice, where she finished in third place.
Watch her performance of Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home” below: