By Amanda Wicks
Christina Grimmie’s family broke their silence to thank fans for the outpouring of love and support they received following the singer’s murder on June 10th at the hands of a deranged fan.
The family released the following statement via a GoFundMe page set up by Christina’s manager.
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. Thank you.” – Bud, Tina and Marcus Grimmie
Grimmie’s manager set up the GoFundMe page for the family in order to help offset costs. Although the page’s initial goal was $4,000, it has since earned nearly $200,000.
Kevin James Loibl shot Grimmie while she was signing autographs following a performance in Orlando. She was rushed to the hospital but died hours later. Loibl shot himself after Grimmie’s brother Marcus wrestled him to the ground.