The Voice family is still trying to come to terms with the loss of one of their own. While signing autographs following a concert in Orlando, Florida on Friday (June 10), former Voice contestant Christina Grimmie was shot multiple times. Her brother tackled the gunman to the ground before the gunman shot and killed himself. Later that night, Orlando police confirmed Grimmie had passed away.
Grimmie, who placed third during season six of The Voice, touched the lives of everyone she met during her time on the show. But no one shared a closer relationship with her than her coach, Adam Levine.
When Levine heard the news of Grimmie's passing, he was understandably devastated. He posted his reaction to social media, writing about how she was "a natural, a gifted talent that comes along so rarely."
After Grimmie passed away, her manager, Brian Teefey, established a GoFundMe page to help her family pay for various expenses. Donations came pouring in from fans around the world, and as of early Monday evening (June 13), over $130,000 has been raised.
Grimmie's brother, Marcus, thanked fans for their generosity on social media, and also shared that someone close to his sister had offered to pay for her funeral. That someone was none other than Grimmie's Voice coach, Levine.
"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," Marcus wrote.
Levine's offer to pay for Grimmie's funeral proves how much she touched his life with her beautiful voice and kind spirit. If you'd like to make a donation to Grimmie's family or express your condolences, you can do so by visiting her GoFundMe page here.
Our hearts go out to Grimmie's family and friends. We'll be keeping them in our prayers.
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