Adam Levine Offers to Pay for ‘Voice’ Contestant Christina Grimmie’s Funeral

“(He) personally called my mother and said he will pay for the funeral and her plane flight,” Grimmie’s brother writes on Facebook

Last Updated: June 13, 2016 @ 10:11 AM

Adam Levine has offered to pay funeral costs for Christina Grimmie, the former contestant on “The Voice” who was shot and killed Friday in Orlando while signing autographs.

“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,” Grimmie’s brother Marcus wrote on his Facebook page.

Levine was Grimmie’s coach on the sixth season of the NBC singing competition show. Grimmie burst onto the scene via YouTube as a teenager, racking up millions of views with her renditions of hit songs.

Marcus also wrote that the GoFundMe page set up by manager Brian Teefey has hit $100,000 in donations.

“Now a friend just told me to look at the gofundme page and I see it is at 100k. Words cannot express…literally I have no words,” he added.

The GoFundMe page has since hit $166,791 in donations.

Grimmie was shot and killed on Friday by Kevin James Loibl, who was carrying two handguns, two additional loaded magazines of ammunition and a large hunting knife.

The 22-year-old singer was shot multiple times at The Plaza Live in Orlando as she signed autographs for fans after a concert. She was taken to a local hospital and within a few hours pronounced dead.

The assailant, who shot and killed himself during the incident, was described by authorities as “a white male, 21 years of age.”

See Marcus’ Facebook post below.


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