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Christina Grimmie's Family Thanks Fans as GoFundMe Nears End: 'She Will Live On in Our Hearts'
With Monday marking the one-month anniversary of Christina Grimmie's death, the singer's family is planning to end its GoFundMe campaign on Sunday, July 10, and has shared a statement to the Voice star's fans and donors.
"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," Grimmie's father Bud, mother Tina and brother Marcus said in a 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. 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. 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."
Grimmie was shot in Orlando on June 10 during a meet-and-greet following a concert. She died the next morning at a local hospital.
To date, the Grimmie family's GoFundMe has raised nearly $200,000 from 8,000 people since its launch on June 11. The crowd-source fundraising campaign was started by the singer's management team in order to support her family during their time of grieving.