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Christina Grimmie's family thanks public for 'outpouring of love and generosity'

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The family of slain singer Christina Grimmie shared a new statement with PEOPLE 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,” Grimmie’s parents, Bud and Tina, and her brother Marcus told the magazine.

“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 statement continued. “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.”

Grimmie, a 22-year-old former contestant on The Voice, was shot and killed in June after a concert at Orlando, Florida’s Plaza Live venue. Her death inspired an outpouring of grief from celebrities including Ellen DeGeneres, Charlie Puth, and Justin Bieber.

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