Christina Grimmie’s Family Thanks Fans for Their Support, Closes GoFundMe Account
“The outpouring of love and generosity that has been displayed to our family throughout these last few weeks has far exceeded anything we could have ever imagined,” the statement from father Bud, mother Tina, and brother Marcus Grimmie to Us Weekly reads. “As we have always known, Christina’s life was so very special, not only to us, but to everyone she touched with her joyful heart, beautiful voice, and love for life and the Lord. Words cannot express what the many memorials, donations and tributes shared by Christina’s fans and those in the media and entertainment industry mean to us. She will live on in our hearts forever. We will take our time in determining the best ways to honor Christina moving forward. Thank you.”
Grimmie was shot and killed by a gunman named Kevin Loibl, 27, on June 10. Police believed that Loibl was obsessed with Grimmie and had traveled all the way to Orlando in hopes of winning her affections, going so far as to altering his appearance in an attempt to woo her. Loibl shot and killed himself after he was tackled to the ground by Grimmie’s brother.
The late 22-year-old was laid to rest in her hometown of Medford, New Jersey on June 17.Her mentor on The Voice, Adam Levine, paid for the funeral service.