Christina Grimmie to Release Four New Videos After Tragic Death
Christina Grimmie is to posthumously release four new music videos. The former The Voice finalist was killed by 27-year-old Kevin Loibl at a post-concert meet and greet in Orlando, Florida on June 10, when the deranged fan then took his own life.
On Monday, Grimmie’s manager Brian Teefey posted a statement on the late singer’s Twitter page, revealing that four videos she shot in February are set to be unveiled exclusively on Billboard in August and September. “August will be a visual celebration of Side A, we have a four part mini-series of music videos for the Side A EP titled The Ballad of Jessica Blue, Brian, who is Selena Gomez’s stepfather, wrote,” said Teefey. “Christina shot these videos back in February with about six hours of choreography and four days of filming before she left for the WildFire tour. I couldn’t be more proud of her and everyone involved for the labor of love that was put into this project. Christina, you are forever in all of our hearts!” “Snow White” will premiere on Billboard on August 11, followed by “Anybody’s You” on August 18, “Deception” on August 25 and “Without Him” on September 1. After their debuts on the site, the videos will be released on both Facebook and YouTube. Following Grimmie’s death, her coach on The Voice, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, offered to pay for her funeral, while Teefey created a GoFundMe page to raise money to support the family. Grimmie’s funeral took place on June 16 in New Jersey, and thousands of mourners attended a public memorial the following day, when the family expressed its gratitude for the outpouring of support. “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,” her relatives stated. “She will live on in our hearts forever. We will take our time in determining the best ways to honor Christina moving forward.”