Christina Grimmie Laid to Rest After Shocking Murder

“The Voice” alum was gunned down after her Orlando concert last week

Last Updated: June 17, 2016 @ 10:51 PM

Former “The Voice” contestant Christina Grimmie, who was murdered after her Orlando, Florida, concert on June 10, was laid to rest on Thursday in her home state of New Jersey, People reports.

The funeral was “an intimate gathering for her family and close friends,” a source told People.

A separate, public memorial will take place at Medford, New Jersey’s Fellowship Alliance Chapel on Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. ET, with a memorial service taking place at 8 p.m.

The 22-year-old Season 6 contestant on NBC’s reality singing competitions was shot multiple times and killed when a gunman opened fire at The Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida, as she signed autographs for fans after a concert.

Grimmie’s brother immediately tackled the unidentified gunman, who then shot and killed himself during the struggle, police said.

The singer was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition and pronounced dead several hours later.

The Orlando Police Department subsequently identified the gunman as Kevin James Loibl, 27, of St. Petersburg, Florida. Loibl was carrying two handguns, two additional loaded magazines of ammunition and a large hunting knife.

Grimmie finished third on “The Voice” in 2014. She burst onto the scene via YouTube as a teenager, racking up millions of views with her renditions of hit songs.

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