Adam Levine Offered to Pay for Christina Grimmie’s Funeral

People stand near a large photograph as they hold candles during a vigil to honor Christina Grimmie, the 22-year-old singer who was fatally shot Friday night after a concert in Florida, Monday, June 13, 2016, in Evesham Township, N.J.

People stand near a large photograph as they hold candles during a vigil to honor Christina Grimmie, the 22-year-old singer who was fatally shot Friday night after a concert in Florida, Monday, June 13, 2016, in Evesham Township, N.J.

Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine offered to pay for slain South-Jersey “Voice” singer Christina Grimmie‘s funeral, according to the Associated Press.

Grimmie, 22, was fatally shot while meeting with fans following her performance in Orlando on June 10th. She died in a hospital the following morning.

Levine, 37, coached Grimmie during the sixth season of NBC’s “The Voice,” in 2014. Grimmie finished in third place. Levine said he was “absolutely devastated and heartbroken” in a tweet posted this weekend.

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Candlelight Vigil to be Held for Slain South Jersey Singer Christina Grimmie

L: Courtesy of Orlando Police, R: Christina Grimmie

L: Courtesy of Orlando Police, R: Christina Grimmie via YouTube

A vigil will be held Monday night for South-Jersey singer Christina Grimmie, who was shot while signing photographs after performing Friday night in Orlando. She died at a hospital early Sunday morning.

Grimmie, 22, from Marlton, N.J., was a teen Youtube sensation who finished in third placed on NBC’s The Voice in 2014 as a member of Adam Levine‘s team.

The vigil will begin at 8:45 p.m. at Evesham’s Memorial Complex, located at 1004 Tuckerton Rd. in Evesham Township.

Grimmie’s alleged killer is Kevin James Loibl, 27, of St. Petersburg, Fla. He apparently traveled more than 100 miles to reach Grimmie and was armed with two handguns, two loaded magazines and a hunting knife, police told reporters.

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SPOILER ALERT: Did Local Girl Christina Grimmie Win The Voice?

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Marlton, New Jersey’s Christina Grimmie’s large and active Twitter fan base pulled through for her last week, saving her from elimination when she landed in the bottom three, but she couldn’t quite eek, or tweet, by at this week’s finale.

In the end, Grimmie came in third place, and Team Usher’s Josh Kauffman was named the winner. But our little songbird doesn’t have anything to worry about, because, according to Peopleher Voice coach, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, announced early in the show that, “you will have a record deal because I would like to sign you for my label.”

Check out a clip of the elimination round below:

 

Local Girl Christina Grimmie Makes The Voice Finals, Some Say She’s Poised to Win

Credit: Paul Drinkwater/NBC

Credit: Paul Drinkwater/NBC

This Tuesday, during the semifinal eliminations on The Voice, the bottom three contestants were huddled into a line, waiting to hear if fans had voted to keep them around. Among them was Marlton, New Jersey songbird Christina Grimmie, who’s, quite frankly, been setting that stage on fire all season long as a member of Adam Levine’s team.

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MORNING TEA: 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Local The Voice Hopeful Christina Grimmie

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In their chat with Marlton, N.J.-bred The Voice hopeful Christina Grimmie, Wet Paint hosts uncover a few little-known, fun facts about the big-voiced chanteuse. Check out the video here to find out which other pop princess she can imitate to a tee, about the array of instruments she can play, and which movie star she’s crushing on.

More morning headlines after the jump