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Adam Levine to Pay for Funeral of ‘Voice’ Contestant Who Was Shot to Death

Singer-songwriter Adam Levine is paying for the funeral of a 22-year-old “Voice” contestant who was shot to death on Friday.

Christina Grimmie’s brother, Marcus, wrote Sunday on Facebook that he was “blown away” that Levine had called his mother and offered to shoulder the cost of the funeral and travel arrangements.

Levine, who coached Grimmie on “the Voice,” shared a photo of himself and the singer in a tweet, writing that he and his wife Behati Prinsloo were “devastated” by the young woman’s death.

Grimmie was shot in Orlando by 27-year-old Kevin Loibl after a performance. Police did not offer the gunman’s motive, although a spokesman said Loibl had traveled to Orlando to commit the crime in question, CNN reported.

On Sunday, violence again shook Orlando when a gunman killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

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