The death of “The Voice” alum Christina Grimmie has resulted in an outpouring of support from her fans, friends and Hollywood celebrities. The latest assistance comes from Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine who has offered to pay for the late singer’s funeral expenses.
“The Voice” coach Adam was said to have contacted Christina’s mother to personally relay that he will cover all funeral expenses including airfare costs for the late singer’s mom. The revelation was made by Christina’s brother Marcus Grimmie in a touching Facebook message, E!News reported. Marcus took to the said social media site on Sunday where he shared Adam’s generous offer, as well as the support that the Grimmie family has received from fans.
Marcus wrote that he was “blown away” when he learned about Adam’s offer. “I found out … that Adam Levine personally called my mother and said he will pay for the funeral and her plane flight,” he stated. The Maroon 5 frontman served as Christina’s coach during her stint on the reality singing competition “The Voice” Season 6. Although the late singer did not win the competition, Levine had signed Christina up as a talent to his 222 record label, as stated in the same report.
Apart from Levine’s financial assistance, Marcus also made mention of the generous contributions made by Christina’s fans through the GoFundMe page set up by the late singer’s manager Brian Teefey. He wrote in his Facebook message, “A friend just told me to look at the gofundme page and I see it is at 100k. Words cannot express...literally I have no words.” The proceeds of the fund will be used by the Grimmie family to help “take care of the funeral” and also to assist the “family [to] move out of [their] current house,” Marcus explained in his post.
Meanwhile, the man accused of shooting Christina has been identified as Kevin James Loibl. Kevin’s parents have recently shared a message in a written note taped to the door of their Florida home. The photo of the said note was captured by AP reporter Tamara Lush who uploaded it on Twitter, Seventeen magazine reported.
In the note, Kevin’s parents extended their condolences to Christina’s family. The note read, “Deepest sorrow for [loss] to the family, friends and fans of the very talented, loving Christina Grimmie. No other [comments].”
Christina died on Friday, June 10, in a hospital after a fatal shooting at a fan signing event after a show in Orlando. “The Voice” alum was 22.
Note on the home of Kevin Loibl's family in St. Pete. He's the accused killer of Christina Grimmie. pic.twitter.com/ULuPhXh7zF
— Tamara Lush (@TamaraLush) June 11, 2016