EVESHAM TOWNSHIP, N.J. (TheBlaze/AP) — Pop star Adam Levine has offered to pay the funeral expenses for singer Christina Grimmie, who was fatally shot by a lone gunman after a Florida concert.
Levine mentored Grimmie when she finished third on NBC's "The Voice" two years ago. When the singer's death was announced, Levine expressed his condolences via Twitter.
Behati and I are absolutely devastated and heartbroken by Christina Grimmie’s death. Our hearts go out to her family pic.twitter.com/y4OMkm0uXu— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) June 11, 2016
Spokeswoman for Levine, Carleen Donovan, confirmed Monday that Levine made the offer to cover funeral costs.
Grimmie's New Jersey hometown will hold a candlelight vigil Monday night to honor the 22-year-old killed Friday night as she signed autographs after a show in Orlando.
The YouTube star lived in Evesham, a small community about 20 miles from Philadelphia, before moving to Los Angeles in 2012.
A motive for the shooting hasn't been determined.
Authorities say Grimmie apparently had no personal connection to the man who shot her. The gunman fatally shot himself after being tackled by the singer's brother, Mark Grimmie.