WATCH: Christina Grimmie Remembered with Emotional Tribute at VidCon
Nearly three weeks after she was fatally shot after a concert in Orlando, Fla., the online community mourned the 22-year-old with a touching tribute. The co-founders, Hank and John Green even had trouble fighting back their tears as they presented the video on Thursday (June 23, 2016).
“Her innovation and her generosity will affect this industry and this community forever, and I’m proud of that,” Hank said, before a montage featuring clips from her life appeared on-screen. “Her memory will always be with us, but a bunch of her friends reached out to us because they wanted to share a tribute that they were putting together for her memory.”
The 7-minute tribute also included countless YouTubers and friends singing along to one of Grimmie’s songs, “With Love,” as photos and performances of her as a contestant on The Voice flashed before everyone’s eyes. Watch the emotional video above.