Family Of Christina Grimmie Releases Touching Tribute Video During Memorial


Fans, friends and family got to bid a final farewell to deceased singer Christina Grimmie during a memorial service on Friday night.

The public service was held near Grimmie's hometown of Evesham Township, New Jersey, and attracted over 1000 supporters, according to Philly.com.

During the service, Christina's brother, Marcus, described how the singer was true to her nature, even down to her last moment.

Marcus said,

All the rumors are true, that when the gunman came he was very quick. It happened so fast that her arms were open. That's how she treated everyone she knew. Her arms were open to them at all times.

Grimmie was killed last week after a performance in Orlando. She had been with fans when a man attacked her.

Marcus would eventually tackle the gunman who targeted the singer. The gunman then turned the weapon on himself, committing suicide.

At the memorial service, her brother added,

I don't have anything to say, I don't have words still and it's a good and bad thing. All I'm going to say is thank God for the mark that she left on this world.

After Grimmie's Twitter handle was the subject of a eerie and morbid post after her death, her account sent out another post on Friday. This time, it was a much more touching, straightforward and poignant message, attached with a powerful tribute video.

The full tribute was shown at Grimmie's memorial service, according to Rolling Stone, and is available in the player above.

Citations: More than 1,000 mourn at N.J. vigil for Christina Grimmie (Philly.com), 'Voice' star Christina Grimmie remembered in small N.J. ceremony; funeral livestreamed (New York Daily News), Christina Grimmie's Family Releases Memorial Video (Rolling Stone)