A week after being fatally shot by a deranged fan in Orlando, Christina Grimmie‘s funeral will take place near her hometown in New Jersey.
As we previously reported, The Voice artist was murdered by Kevin James Loibl while signing autographs at a meet and greet following her June 10 concert. While hundreds mourned the late up-and-comer during a candlelight vigil in Evesham, NJ, Christina will finally be put to rest on Friday following a viewing at the Fellowship Alliance Chapel and an evening service.
However, the funeral and memorial service will NOT be opened to the public as it will be for family members and close friends only.
Adam Levine, who was Christina’s coach on the NBC singing competition, has offered to pay for the funeral service. Not to mention, several other celebrities, including Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber, have sent the Grimmie family their love and support.
Nonetheless, it seems those affected are remaining strong despite their loss. Most recently, the YouTube sensation’s brother Marcus spoke about his younger sister and commented on the Orlando shooting that took place the day after her murder. He shared:
“I have no words ├óΓé¼┬ª I had five people fly out [to Orlando], my mom and dad ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ people bought them plane tickets. Adam Levine paid for Christina’s funeral. ├óΓé¼┬ª Selena [Gomez] is singing a song and crying. ├óΓé¼┬ª These people didn’t have that. And we’re blessed to, so I’m at a great peace right now. She’s in a better place.”
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