Memorial for ‘Voice’ star Christina Grimmie set for Friday

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A memorial is planned for singer Christina Grimmie on Friday. The 22-year-old, who rose to fame on NBC’s “The Voice,” was gunned down after a performance one week ago in Orlando, Florida.

A viewing will take place this afternoon in Medford, New Jersey, with a public memorial service to follow.

Grimmie was signing autographs in a crowd after her concert at The Plaza Live Theater when a man approached and opened fire. The singer’s brother, Marcus Grimmie, tackled the shooter before the gunmen killed himself. Orlando police have identified the killer but have not offered a possible motive.

At a vigil in Grimmie’s New Jersey hometown earlier this week, her brother spoke briefly about his “baby sister” in front of a gathering of her supporters.

“Christina was awesome,” Grimmie said. “She loved singing, she loved the Lord and she loved me.”

Christina Grimmie was a finalist on Adam Levine’s team on “The Voice” in 2014. The Maroon 5 frontman is paying for funeral expenses, according to her family.

Levine, Blake Shelton and other music industry stars expressed their shock and sadness when news of Grimmie’s death broke.

 

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