The funeral for singer Christina Grimmie has been scheduled for Friday in her home state of New Jersey, a week after she was murdered while signing autographs following a concert performance in Orlando, Florida.
Grimmie, who was a contestant on the sixth season of NBC’s “The Voice,” was fatally shot on Friday by Kevin James Loibl, who was carrying two handguns, two additional loaded magazines of ammunition and a large hunting knife. Her assailant also shot and killed himself.
A viewing for the 22-year-old singer will be held on Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. ET at the Fellowship Alliance Chapel, 199 Church Rd. in Medford, followed immediately by a memorial service there, Philly.com has reported. The burial will be private.
Earlier this week Christina’s brother Marcus Grimmie, who was with her when she died and tackled her attacker, said that Adam Levine, Christina’s coach on “The Voice,” offered to pay her funeral costs.
“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.
Grimmie burst onto the scene via YouTube as a teenager, racking up millions of views with her renditions of hit songs.
A GoFundMe page created by Grimmie’s manager (and Selena Gomez‘s stepfather) Brian Teefey to support her family has raised nearly $160,000, and a change.org petition urging Nintendo to memorialize Grimmie in the next Legend of Zelda game (a longtime favorite of hers) has received more than 30,000 signatures.