Christina Grimmie’s family posted a sweet tribute video on the late singer’s YouTube page highlighting some of the best moments of her short career. The video was uploaded one week after Christina died after getting shot at the Plaza Live Orlando theater in Florida.
Running almost five minute, the video begins with Christina singing a cover version of Jason Mraz’s “I Won’t Give Up.” Christina’s version of the song continues to play throughout the video as snippets of her meeting with fans and competing on NBC’s “The Voice” flash across the screen. At one point in the video, Christina opens up about why her fans are so important to her. “My fans are literally the biggest part of why I’m this far, why I’m doing what I’m doing, because you guys just support me and have just such a love for me,” she says. There’s also footage of her with her mother, Tina Grimmie, and brother, Marcus Grimmie.
“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,” her family wrote on her YouTube page.
Christina got her start as a YouTube star before competing on Season 6 of “The Voice” in 2014. She finished in third place in the competition. Christina died at the age of 22 June 11 after being gunned down by a man identified as Kevin James Loibl. The gunman, 27, shot Christina as she was conducting a meet-and-greet session with fans at the Plaza Live Orlando theater. Christina had just finished opening for the band Before You Exit. Loibl shot and killed himself at the venue after Marcus tackled him.
During a memorial service for the singer Friday night, Tina told the large crowd that she didn’t have much to say. “To anybody who says that I’m strong, I want you to know that I’m the weakest person here and I declare my dependence on Jesus Christ because I don’t have anything else,” she said. “It’s just so much.”
Her husband, Bud Grimmie, told people that there was a “gigantic hole” in his heart and he knows it won’t ever go away. “But God showed me that he’s way bigger than that hole,” he said. “The three things that keep me walking upright — otherwise I would just be a crumpled-up mess in the corner — are that: I know I’m going to see her again ... she’s way better off now, she’s more alive now that she’s ever been, she’s not going to be hurt anymore, and ... this is where I’m wrestling ... God’s plan is better than my plan.”