We lost an amazing voice, talent and genuinely great person on Saturday after Christina Grimmie was shot signing autographs outside her show in Florida. After the devastating news released, “The Voice” contestant’s mentor Adam Levine stepped up to help the 22-year-old singer’s family.
The Maroon 5 star offered to pay for the YouTube star’s funeral. He also paid for her mother’s travel expenses, Levine’s rep told E! News. Before offering to help with the funeral, Adam shared a photo with Christina to express his grief.
Behati and I are absolutely devastated and heartbroken by Christina Grimmie’s death. Our hearts go out to her family pic.twitter.com/y4OMkm0uXu
— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) June 11, 2016
He signed her to his label, 222 records, after her appearance on season six of “The Voice” and the pair worked closely together during and after the show. Christina’s brother Marcus Grimmie shared a post on Facebook writing that he was “blown away” after learning that Adam “personally called my mother and said he will pay for the funeral and her plane flight.”
Marcus was next to Grimmie during the attack and tackled the man who shot his sister.
Over the weekend, Marcus shared another message on social media letting friends and fans know that he “will read every one of these personalized messages,” adding, “I’m so blown away by everything right now. But all I can say is thank you. And Christina will be missed and never ever forgotten.”
Our prayers are with Christina’s family.
Photo Credit: Twitter (@adamlevine)