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Adam Levine offers to pay for Christina Grimmie's funeral

Stacy Diaz | 14 June, 2016, 03:11

Following her death, Marcus Grimmie wrote: "Christina was more than my sister".

Christina Grimmie was taken to a local hospital in critical condition and died early Saturday morning.

Grimmie, who was a former contestant on "The Voice", was part of Gomez's "We Own the Night" tour a few years ago.

"Christina was a natural, gifted talent that comes along so rarely", wrote Adam Levine, singer and Grimmie's mentor on "The Voice" that brought her to the finals.

Grimmie, 22, was killed Friday night as she signed autographs after a show in Orlando. A motive for the shooting hasn't been determined.

It was he who would heroically tackle Kevin James Loibl, the 27-year-old gunman who had opened fire on her, after which Loibl shot and killed himself. Selena then goes on to explain her relationship with Grimmie, and with her voice trembling to stay composed, what she loved most about her.

"She was really authentic and genuine and was just so talented", she said, fighting back tears.

Detectives are searching Loibl's mobile phone and social media accounts for clues as to why he staged the shooting but believe the alleged attacker had no history of stalking Grimmie and did not know her personally.

Grimmie, a YouTube star, and season six finalist on The Voice, was shot Friday night during a meet and greet following her performance with pop-rock band Before You Exit in Orlando.

Loibl's family posted a note on the door of their St. Petersburg home expressing sorrow for Grimmie's death and saying they would have no other comments, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Selena said: "When she was 14, we met her and my parents and I signed her". While unarmed guards checked bags and purses for contraband, there were no metal detectors or pat-downs of arriving concertgoers.

The singer was such a big fan of the "Zelda" series she used it her YouTube name. He was then rushed by the singer's brother. The mayor of her hometown said she was one of the community's "shining stars".

Later, The 23-year-old grief-struck singer also shared a message from her stepfather and former manager of the YouTube star that read as "Words can not begin to describe the pain I am feeling. She loved the Lord and her family and was always there for me and I honestly don't know what ill (sic) do without her". "So I've been seeing it in action for a while", Grimmie said.