About one month after the shocking murder of Christina Grimmie, those closest to the singer have spoken out.
Grimmie was signing autographs back stage in Orlando on the night of June 10 when a deranged fan approached the former Voice contestant and opened fire.
The artist was transported to a local hospital, but died shortly thereafter.
She was only 28 years old.
Not long after this unspeakable tragedy, Kevin James Loibl was idenfitied as Grimmie’s killer.
He may very well have taken more lives that night, but Grimmie’s brother, Marcus, wrestled Loibl to the ground and the latter eventually committed suicide by gun shot.
Since this horrible incident took place, we’ve learned that Loibl constantly listed to Grimmie’s songs and believed he would someday be her husband.
It’s just awful stuff all around.
In the past month or so, the music industry has rallied around Grimmie, expressing an outpouring of support and sympathy for her family.
And now, in response, Grimmie’s parents and brother have issued the following 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.
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.
After Grimmie was shot and killed, her longtime manager, Brian Teefy, set up a GoFundMe page to support her loved ones during their mourning.
Since the setup, the page has exceeded its $4,000 goal with $196,042 worth of contributions.
That’s pretty amazing.
You can click HERE to contribute, but hurry up and do so soon.
The campaign will end on July 10.