A life taken too soon.
Though hundreds of mourners gathered Monday night in Jersey for a candlelight vigil, Christian singer Christina Grimmie will be laid to rest later this week in a private New Jersey funeral, kept low key and friends and family only and paid for by Adam Levine.
“It’s just going to be a small, intimate gathering for her family and close friends,” a source tells People.
“She loved this town, she loved this state, she loved singing, she loved the Lord and she loved me and she was my baby sister,” said her brother Marcus. “Adam Levine paid for Christina’s funeral. Selena [Gomez] is singing a song and crying [during her concert]. These people didn’t have that and we are blessed to. She’s in a better place.”
Marcus also thanked Grimmie’s fans for their support over the last few days. “Thank you to everyone once again,” he said. “I wish I could elaborate more. You guys didn’t know her like I did, so thank you. This is awesome,” he said in conclusion.
The YouTube sensation and Voice contestant was only 22 when she was fatally shot late Friday by a deranged fan during a meet-and-greet session at the Plaza Live venue in Orlando, Florida.
A GoFundMe page was created by Grimmie’s manager (and Selena Gomez‘s stepfather) Brian Teefey to support her family has raised nearly $160,000 and a change.org petition urging Nintendo to memorialize Grimmie in the next Legend of Zelda game (a longtime favorite of hers) has received more than 30,000 signatures. Not a bad way to be memorialized, but what a sad predicament for her family.
Keep the Grimmies in your thoughts!
Posted Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 at 8:08am
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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.
Posted Monday, June 13th, 2016 at 12:12pm
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It’s confirmed: Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine are expecting a baby GIRL!
Multiple sources confirm that Be and Adam’s baby- due September 20- will be having a girl. Which I support…pass those good genes along, LADY. The pregnant Victoria’s Secret model, 26 registered at West Hollywood’s Bel Bambini and shopped with her model mom pal Lily Aldridge who also offered Prinsloo advice on what she and her 37-year-old husband will need for their first kid:
An eyewitness says the Angels browsed the furniture department, but notably bypassed the boys’ clothing section. “This is a whole new world!” the Namibia native remarked to Aldridge.
News broke of the couple’s pregnancy on March 10, and Levine confirmed the upcoming arrival on Instagram April 2, with a photo of a bikini-clad Prinsloo in a Lakers hat with the caption, “My two favorite laker fans.” The two have been married since 2014.
Posted Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 at 8:08am
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This season of The Voice has been a change..and apparently, an ANNOYING one!
A source dishes that judge Adam Levine is butting heads with advisor Miley Cyrus…because they’re actually a lot alike. A source revealed to Us Weekly:
“They both have short attention spans.”
“They find each other annoying. Adam would get agitated when Miley would interrupt him, and she enjoyed getting under his skin.”
Of course Miley would enjoy that. This normally would be fine as Miley’s just an advisor, so she’s not always around. BUT, it spells trouble for the future as Miley is set to become a full-time coach next season.
Oddly enough, the Wrecking Ball singer apparently gets along REALLY well with Blake Shelton. So maybe he’ll be team Miley if the 23-year-old gets in a fight with Levine. The voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 pm, if you wanna get in on the action!
Who do YOU like better- Miley or Adam? I find both extremely obnoxious.
Posted Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 at 1:13pm
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, Miley Cyrus