Christina Grimmie’s Manager Sets Up a GoFundMe Page After The Singer's Tragic Death
Her manager, who is also Selena Gomez's stepfather, set up the page to help Christina's family.
Christina Grimmie’s manager, who is also Selena Gomez’s stepfather, has set up a GoFundMe page to help the singer’s family after Christina was tragically shot dead in Orlando.
Christina had been meeting fans and signing autographs after her performance with Before You Exit at The Plaza Live in Orlando when a man, who police have identified as Kevin James Loibl, opened fire and shot the former Voice USA contestant.
Police chiefs say the singer’s brother, Marcus, tackled the gunman to the ground. The gunman then killed himself.
Setting up the GoFundMe page to help support Christina’s family, Brian Teefey of LH7 Management wrote: “Words cannot begin to describe the pain I am feeling. I learned this business through the eyes of a father and Christina was like a second daughter to me.
“All I wanted to do was assist her in achieving her musical dreams while protecting her from the pitfalls associated with the business. I never could have imagined this horrific event being one of the pitfalls needing to be avoided.
“In Christina’s honor I have created a Go Fund Me page to assist her family in their time of need. As family Mother, Father, and Brother made the ultimate family sacrifice to support Christina on her musical journey. They did nothing but love her and support her as family the best they knew how, the only worry I want them to have at this point is that of recovery. Grimms I love you, and miss you beyond comprehension."
The page has already received over $68,000 worth of donations, way above the original target of $4000.
According to E! News, Selena also paid tribute to Christina during her concert in Miami, telling the audience: "One thing about Christina and her family is that she holds her faith so closely to her.
"I think it's not about a religion and it's not about good deeds. I think she just had faith and I don't really understand how this really happened, but I would like to dedicate this song to her."
Our thoughts and love go to Christina's family and friends.
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