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Christina Grimmie Laid to Rest in New Jersey Ahead of Memorial Service

by Jackie Willis 12:18 PM PDT, June 17, 2016
Playing Christina Grimmie Laid to Rest in New Jersey Ahead of Memorial Service

Nearly a week after her death, Christina Grimmie's friends and family laid the late 22-year-old singer to rest in her home state of New Jersey, a source confirmed to ET.

The burial service was held on Thursday, and ET confirmed that Adam Levine, who coached Grimmie during season six of The Voice, paid for the funeral.

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Fans will be able to pay their respects to Grimmie on Friday at the Fellowship Alliance Chapel in Medford, New Jersey, from 3-8 p.m. EST. This will be followed by a private memorial service at 8 p.m. EST for her family.

Last Friday, Grimmie was fatally shot during a meet-and-greet outside Orlando's Plaza Live, where she had just performed. The shooter, Kevin James Loibl, then killed himself.

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On Monday, hundreds gathered for a candlelight vigil in Evesham Township, New Jersey, in remembrance of Grimmie. At the vigil, two of the singer's childhood friends, Lauren and Sarah, spoke of Grimmie's kindness and faith. “She really isn't dead,” Sarah said of her late friend. “She's alive, and she's more alive now than she was here. Mr. Grimmie said the other night to us, 'She's fully alive. She's better now than she ever was before.'”

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