Christina Grimmie’s family and friends gathered for her funeral yesterday, in her home state of New Jersey. Only a week ago, The Voice singer was shot dead by a gunman who then shot and killed himself.
People reports that the funeral was a private, “intimate gathering for her family and close friends,” and as previously revealed by her brother Marcus, paid for by Adam Levine, her coach on The Voice.
Fans who wish to pay their respects to Christina can attend a public memorial at the Fellowship Alliance Chapel in Medford, New Jersey, on Friday, from 3-8 p.m. EST. A memorial service will begin at 8 p.m.
On Monday, hundreds of mourners gathered in Evesham Township for a candlelight vigil. “She loved this town, she loved this state, she loved singing, she loved the Lord and she loved me and she was my baby sister,” Marcus said.
Also today, Christina’s family released a tribute video via her social media accounts. “Christina Grimmie was taken from all of us far too soon,” reads the video description, “but the impact she had on this world in the short 22 years of her life will carry on forever.”
In the video, bits and pieces of Christina’s short life is interwoven with footage of a Youtube performance of Jason Mraz’s “I Won’t Give Up.” Keep the tissues nearby.
Originally, Christina was scheduled to finish her tour tonight at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. Instead fans are mourning her death. What a world.
UPDATE: The family gave TMZ permission to stream the public memorial. Watch it here: