Following the tragic death of Christina Grimmie, her former The Voice coach, Adam Levine has offered to pay for the funeral expenses.
The news of Levine’s generosity was made public by Christina’s brother, Marcus Grimmie. Marcus took to Facebook to let everyone know that his sister’s manager, Brian Teefy, who is Selena Gomez‘s stepfather, has set up a Go Fund Me page and that is has long surpassed its initial goal.
“I first heard from my sisters manager, Brian Teefey, that he will be making a gofundme to help our family move out of our current house and to take care of the funeral, and I figured why not, and I’m not about sharing that kind of stuff and I’m not a fan of handouts at all,” Marcus wrote.
He then went on to reveal that Adam Levine personally called his mother after he found out that Christina was killed: “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. 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.”
Source: Adam Levine Twitter
Following the news of Grimmie’s death, the Maroon 5 singer tweeted his condolences on Twitter: “Behati and I are absolutely devastated and heartbroken by Christina Grimmie’s death. Our hearts go out to her family.”
“Christina was a natural, a gifted talent that comes along so rarely. She was taken from us too soon. This is yet another senseless act of extreme violence. I am left stunned and confused how these things can conceivably continue to happen in our world,” he added.
Adam was impressed with Christina’s vocals when she first auditioned for The Voice season 6. Here is her audition that made all judges want her on their team.
Christina Grimmie was fatally shot after performing at Plaza Live in Orlando over the weekend. The man who shot her was identified as Kevin James Loibl. She was 22.