Adam Levine Offers To Pay For Funeral Of ‘Voice’ Singer Christina Grimmie

EVESHAM TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Pop star Adam Levine has offered to pay the funeral expenses for a singer gunned down after a Florida concert.

Levine mentored Christina Grimmie when she finished third on NBC’s “The Voice” two years ago.

Spokeswoman Carleen Donovan confirmed Monday that Levine made the offer.

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.

“Christina was a natural, a gifted talent that comes along so rarely. She was taken from us too soon. This is yet another senseless act of extreme violence. I am left stunned and confused how these things can conceivably continue to happen in our world,” Levine said in a statement posted on his Facebook page following the tragic shooting.

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 she apparently had no personal connection to the man who shot her. The gunman fatally shot himself after being tackled by her brother.

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