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Christina Grimmie's Family Thanks Fans for Their Support With Heartfelt Message

by Latifah Muhammad 4:18 PM PDT, July 07, 2016
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As the one-month anniversary of Christina Grimmie's tragic death draws near, the slain singer's family released a heartfelt message thanking fans for their support.

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Grimmie's brother, Marcus, and her parents, Tina and Bud, shared the joint statement via a GoFundMe account on Wednesday.

"The outpouring of love and generosity that has been displayed to our family throughout these last few weeks has far exceeded anything we could have ever imagined," reads the statement. "As we have always known, Christina's life was so very special, not only to us, but to everyone she touched with her joyful heart, beautiful voice and love for life and the Lord."

The family goes on to note those who honored their daughter's memory with various tributes and donations. "Words cannot express what the many memorials, donations and tributes shared by Christina's fans and those in the media and entertainment industry mean to us," the statement continues. "She will live on in our hearts forever. We will take our time in determining the best ways to honor Christina moving forward. Thank you."

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Grimmie was gunned down by 27-year-old Kevin James Loibl as she signed autographs following a show in Orlando's Plaza Live on June 10. She was rushed to Orlando Regional Medical Center, but died shortly after her arrival in the ER.

Loibl killed himself after Grimmie's brother tackled him inside the venue.

The GoFundMe account was launched by LH7 Management (the company led by Selena Gomez's stepfather, Brian Teefey, who was Grimmie's manager) to help the slain 22-year-old performer’s family during their "time of need."

"As family Mother, Father, and Brother made the ultimate family sacrifice to support Christina on her musical journey," Teefey wrote on the account. "They did nothing but love her and support her as family the best they knew how, the only worry I want them to have at this point is that of recovery."

The account has raised more than $196,000 and will close on July 10, exactly one month after Grimmie's death.

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Watch the video below for Grimmie's mom's emotional recount of the last time she saw her daughter.

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