What a sweet gesture. Christina Grimmie’s ‘Voice’ coach, Adam Levine, offered to pay for her funeral in the wake of her devastating June 10 death in Orlando. Get the bittersweet details here.
Adam Levine is proving that The Voice family is a strong one. After his Season 6 contestant Christina Grimmie was killed in a tragic meet-and-greet shooting on June 10, Adam, 37, expressed his condolences to her family — and made a generous offer to pay for her funeral so that her family can properly remember the amazing woman she was.
Christina’s brother, Marcus (who tackled Christina’s killer, Kevin James Loibl, after he shot her), shared the news of Adam’s touching offer on his Facebook page. “I found out this morning that Adam Levine personally called my mother and said he will pay for her funeral and her plane flight,” he wrote, “And I was blown away.”
Along with paying for her funeral, Adam paid tribute to Christina upon hearing the heartbreaking news on June 11. He shared a cute picture with Christina and wrote, “Behati and I are absolutely devastated and heartbroken by Christina Grimmie’s death. Our hearts go out to her family.” Clearly she meant a lot to him! Listen to Christina and Adam sing Somebody That I Used To Know HERE on iTunes!
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
Christina’s shocking death affected countless musicians, including Nick Jonas, Charlie Puth, and Tori Kelly, who all shared heartfelt condolences on social media. Adam’s co-Voice coaches Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton also shared sweet messages of remembrance on Twitter, calling her a “true fighter” and “sweet little girl.”
One of the most devastated was Selena Gomez, who was a longtime friend of Christina’s as Sel’s stepfather Brian Teefey discovered her on YouTube, eventually becoming her manager. Selena dedicated a song to Christina during her show in Miami just one night after the tragedy, breaking down on stage after telling fans how much Christina meant to her. Brian started a GoFundMe page for Christina’s family upon her death, which has already raised more than $100K. Our hearts go out to her family.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Adam’s offer? Send your thoughts to Christina’s loved ones during this difficult time.