Adam Levine, The Voice coach of Christina Grimmie, will pay for her funeral
14 June 2016 Entertainment News
Fourth Estate Staff
Orlando, FL, United States (4E) – As the investigation continues for the death of former “The Voice” finalist, Christina Grimmie , her coach on the reality singing contest has offered to pay for her funeral.
Adam Levine is the coach of Grimmie on her time on the show and his representative confirmed that the Maroon 5 frontman will be paying for all the expenses as well as Grimmie’s travel expenditures.
The brother of Grimmie , Marcus, also took to Facebook to say that he was blown away by the gesture after he learned that Levine personally called his mother “and said he will pay for the funeral and her plane flight.”
This comes days after a GoFundMe page was set up by the family of Grimmie as they could not cover all the expenses. The page was set up by Grimmie’s manager and stepfather Brian Teefey . The funds were also to be used to move out of their current home in order to take care of the funeral. As of late, it has around $171,800 donations.
Levine also signed Grimmie to his label 222 records after she did not win the season six of “The Voice.” He took to Twitter last Saturday to talk about the death of the songstress. He wrote: “Behati and I are absolutely devastated and heartbroken by Christina Grimmie’s death. Our hearts go out to her family.”
Aside from the GoFundMe page, a Change.org petition was set up by her brother. Marcus wrote on his Facebook page, "Please do not feel the need to donate anything at all. Please. Just leave a kind word, message or picture in the comments or message me and sign this change.org petition to help Christina possible be remembered in the next legend of Zelda game, her favorite game of all time."
Marcus was in the area when his sister was shot by her supposed stalker, Kevin James Loibl . He acted quickly as he jumped over the merchandise table and tackled the attacker of his sister to the ground before the suspect could shoot anybody else. The attacker eventually turned the gun to himself.