Adam Levine: I'll Pay for Voice Singer's Funeral
Christina Grimmie's brother says Maroon 5 singer has reached out
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 13, 2016 2:42 PM CDT
In this June 29, 2014 file photo, "The Voice" Season 6 contestant Christina Grimmie performs as part of "The Voice Tour" at Cobb Energy Centre, in Atlanta.   (Photo by Robb D. Cohen/Invision/AP, File)
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(Newser) – Adam Levine was Christina Grimmie's coach during her time on reality competition The Voice—and now the Maroon 5 singer has offered to pay for her funeral, Billboard reports. Grimmie was murdered after a concert Friday night; her brother, Marcus, wrote on Facebook Sunday night that Levine "personally called my mother and said he will pay for the funeral and her plane flight, and I was blown away." On Saturday, Levine tweeted a picture of himself with Grimmie. "Behati and I are absolutely devastated and heartbroken by Christina Grimmie’s death," he wrote. "Our hearts go out to her family."

In his post, Marcus Grimmie added that his sister's manager, Brian Teefey, has set up a GoFundMe campaign to help with expenses; it's raised more than $170,000 so far. Teefey writes on the page that Grimmie "was like a second daughter to me."