Christina Grimmie's family salute the star a month after her death
Christina Grimmie's family has paid tribute to the late singer, a month after her shocking murder.
The former The Voice finalist, 22, was gunned down by 27-year-old deranged fan Kevin James Loibl at a post-concert meet and greet in Orlando, Florida on 11 June (16).
Friends and fans have rallied round her parents, Bud and Tina, and her brother Marcus - who tried in vain to save his sister on the night of the shooting - and a month after her passing, the family has released a statement to thank everyone who has helped them through their nightmare.
"The outpouring of love and generosity that has been displayed to our family throughout these last few weeks has far exceeded anything we could have ever imagined," they told People Magazine in a statement. "As we have always known, Christina's life was so very special, not only to us, but to everyone she touched with her joyful heart, beautiful voice and love for life and the Lord."
Following Christina's death, her coach on The Voice, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, offered to pay for her funeral, while Selena Gomez's stepfather Brian Teefey, who was the tragic young star's manager, created a GoFundMe page to raise money to support the family.
Christina's funeral took place on 16 June in New Jersey, and thousands of mourners attended a public memorial the following day, and the family were truly touched by how much their daughter and sibling meant to people.
"Words cannot express what the many memorials, donations and tributes shared by Christina's fans and those in the media and entertainment industry mean to us," they continued. "She will live on in our hearts forever. We will take our time in determining the best ways to honor Christina moving forward."
- Cover Media