The Voice singer Christina Grimmie died on Friday night when a deranged fan targeted her at her Orlando concert, which of course was just one horrible thing that happened this weekend and sparked public scrutiny of gun violence and hate. But, when tragedy does strike it’s really nice to see people being kind, decent and loving to one another. Seeing my fellow humans rally and show support for one another really is awe-inspiring.
Which is just what Adam Levine did.
Though I’ve never liked the dude’s music, the singer expressed his grief in a heartfelt statement and reached out to Grimmie’s family to help out with funeral costs, her brother revealed on Facebook:
“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, shared in a post about the touching news.
In the same post, Marcus thanked fans for their support over the last few days, including generous donations on a GoFundMe account set up by Grimmie’s longtime manager Brian Teefey.
“Now 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,” he wrote. “Please do not feel the need to donate anything at all. Please. Just leave a kind word, message or picture in the comments.”
He also urged fans to sign a change.org petition so Grimmie can “be remembered in the next legend of Zelda game, her favorite game of all time.”
The singer was only 22 years old- my heart goes out to her family.