July 7, 2016


Christina Grimmie's Family Releases Statement

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Christina Grimmie's family has released a statement for the first time since the late singer's funeral last month. The former Voice contestant and internet star was shot and killed at 22 in June when an outsider infiltrated her meet-and-greet.

The family tells People:

"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.

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.

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. She will live on in our hearts forever. We will take our time in determining the best ways to honor Christina moving forward."

Many people have been paying tribute to Grimmie, including friend Selena Gomez and many others, including a heartbreaking homage to her at Vidcon 2016. Her manager, Brian Teefey, set up a GoFundMe page to help her family. It will close July 10.