Grimmie was discovered online through her enormous catalog of covers prior to competing on the NBC reality talent show. Friends and family gathered to pay their respects to the singer, who was tragically killed after being shot at a meet-and-greet in Florida last Friday.
A public memorial service for the star took place on Friday, which was attended by Christina’s mother Tina and brother, Marcus.
“Today is not just a day to mourn her, but today is a day to celebrate the life she had”, Brown continued, adding that Grimmie’s success has likewise inspired many others.
Tina’s husband Bud then added: “I want to share what I’ve shared with several people here and that’s there’s this enormous hole in my heart that I know is never going to go away”.
Christina’s father, Bud, comforted his wife with a hug, then addressed the crowd to say how his daughter’s death has left a big hole in his heart, according to E! It’s going to be tough for us to move forward with this but I just know Joan, the mother of the group we were touring with, comforted us after the fact and the rumors are true – that when the gunman came, he was very quick, it happened so fast, but her arms were open.Her arms were open for him. “Her arms were open all the time”.
Tina said: ‘I always told her I loved her…
Grimmie, whose career was launched after she posted videos of herself singing on YouTube, began working with professional music producers at age 16, the funeral home’s obituary said. “She’s better off”, he said. Her parents Bud and Tina Grimmie made emotional speeches during the event.
It was previously reported that Christina’s The Voice mentor Adam Levine had offered to pay for the funeral expenses. “She loved the Lord and her family and was always there for me and I honestly don’t know what ill do without her”.
Christina’s brother Marcus first instinct was to tackle his sister’s attacker and thus prevented him from killing anyone else.