The family of slain singer Christina Grimmie has released a video memorial honoring her twenty-two years of life. The video was shared during her public memorial at the Fellowship Alliance Chapel in Medford, New Jersey on Friday. She was laid to rest during a private service in her hometown of Marlton on Thursday surrounded by family and friends.
The video, that was released via YouTube, said the following in the description: “Christina Grimmie was taken from all of us far too soon, but the impact she had on this world in the short 22 years of her life will carry on forever.”
Grimmie, who was a finalist on the competition reality show The Voice, was shot down while signing autographs after a performance at The Plaza Live Theater in Orlando. Her killer was identified as 27-year-old Kevin James Loibl of St. Petersburg, Florida who shot and killed himself after Grimmie’s brother tackled him. No motive yet has been given for the killing. Orlando police said the suspect drove to Orlando to commit the crime and “then had plans to travel back to where he came from.”
“Christina was more than my sister. She was my partner in life, her brother Marcus Grimmie posted to Facebook. “A superstar. A goofball. Introverted. And a friend to everyone. Genuinely. But above all…she was my baby sister.”
Grimmie’s funeral was paid for by Adam Levine who was her coach on The Voice.