Funeral services will be held Friday for South Jersey native Christina Grimmie, the singer who catapulted to fame on
and was shot last week after an Orlando concert.
A viewing will be from 3 to 8 p.m. at Fellowship Alliance Chapel, 199 Church Rd., Medford, followed immediately by a memorial service there. Burial will be private.
Donations may be made to the Christina Grimmie Scholarship Fund for the Performing Arts of Cherokee High School in care of Costantino Funeral Home, 231 W. White Horse Pike, Berlin, N.J. 08009.
More information was expected to be announced this week.
Grimmie, 22, who gained national attention after finishing third in the 2014 season of NBC's The Voice, had Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine as her coach. Grimmie's brother posted on Facebook on Sunday night that Levine had called their mother and offered to cover all funeral expenses.
Grimmie grew up in Marlton and began her music career at age 16, posting YouTube videos of her singing in her bedroom, often with a Sonic the Hedgehog poster in the background. She attended Cherokee High School through 2010, her sophomore year. She toured with Selena Gomez in 2012.
Evesham Township hosted a candlelight vigil for Grimmie on Monday night, where more than 1,000 people gathered on the Marlton Memorial Sports Complex athletic field. Some wore Grimmie T-shirts and pins, all held candles.
"You guys didn't know her like I did," Grimmie's brother, Marcus, 23, said at the vigil. "She loved this town, she loved this state, she loved singing, she loved the Lord, and she loved me. ... She is in a better place."
At a Winnipeg, Manitoba, concert Saturday, the singer Justin Bieber gave an emotional tribute to Grimmie during his song, "Purpose." The pop star laid down on the stage, said, "Grimmie, can you hear me?" and wiped away tears.
Gomez also paid tribute at her concert Saturday in Miami. During a rendition of "Nobody," she broke down and was unable to finish. Gomez had been friends with Grimmie for years, and Gomez's stepfather was Grimmie's manager.
E! News reported that other acts that have paid tribute to Grimmie include Fifth Harmony, Charlie Puth, Rachel Platten, and Twenty One Pilots.
Orlando police said Grimmie was shot by Kevin James Loibl, 27, of Florida, who did not appear to know her personally. He reportedly shot her point-blank about 10 p.m. Friday as she signed autographs following a performance.
Grimmie's brother tackled Loibl. Loibl then fatally shot himself. Christina Grimmie died about five hours later at an Orlando hospital.
In addition to her brother, she is survived by her parents, Albert and Tina.