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Christina Grimmie’s Family Releases Tribute to Murdered ‘Voice’ Star

”My goal in my career is to inspire people,“ singer says in remembrance video

Christina Grimmie is gone, but her music and her spirit continue to have an impact.

“The Voice” standout and YouTube sensation was murdered on June 10 and laid to rest in a private service on Thursday. On Friday, her family also held a public memorial service for Grimmie, releasing this tribute video of the slain singer.

“Christina Grimmie was taken from all of us far too soon, but the impact she had on this world in the short 22 years of her life will carry on forever,” the video description reads.

The tribute features Grimmie singing Jason Mraz’s “I Won’t Give Up,” interspersed with her speaking about her aspirations.

“My goal in my career is to inspire people, is to get my music out there, and have people enjoy it and really think of me as an inspirational artist,” Grimmie says at one point in the video.

The 22-year-old was shot multiple times and killed when a gunman opened fire at The Plaza Live in Orlando, Fla., as she signed autographs for fans after a concert. She 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, Fla. Loibl was carrying two handguns, two additional loaded magazines of ammunition and a large hunting knife.

Watch the tribute video below.

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