Thousands of friends and fans said farewell to "The Voice" singer Christina Grimmie at services in New Jersey.
Grimmie's family received condolences for five hours before an emotional memorial service on Friday. The singer's music was played and a large picture of her was displayed on an easel.
The 22-year-old was shot to death as she signed autographs after a show in Orlando on June 10. Her assailant then fatally shot himself.
Authorities said Grimmie was gunned down by Kevin Loibl as she mixed with the crowd after the Orlando show. A motive has not been determined. Authorities said she had no personal connection to Loibl, who fatally shot himself after being tackled by her brother Marcus.
Adam Levine, who mentored Grimmie when she finished third on "The Voice," has offered to pay for the funeral expenses.
Grimmie was a YouTube star who was widely known from her appearances on NBC's "The Voice" two years ago. She often cited her mother's ongoing battle with breast cancer as her musical inspiration, including during her first appearance on "The Voice" in 2014, when her mother sobbed in the wings at her rendition of Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball."
Aaron Burr actor will leave 'Hamilton'
A week after winning a Tony best actor award, Leslie Odom Jr. has announced he will leave the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton," joining key principals out the door next month. The actor, who plays Aaron Burr in the hip-hop hit musical about Alexander Hamilton, announced Sunday on Facebook that he'll leave the show on July 9 when his contract is up. He has been with the show since it first began performances in early 2015. Odom's announcement follows that of show creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda, who said Thursday that he also will exit the show on July 9. Phillipa Soo, who plays Eliza Schuyler, also is leaving in July.
freak accident: Anton Yelchin, 27, a rising actor best known for playing Chekov in the new "Star Trek" films, was killed early Saturday by his own car as it rolled backward down his driveway. The car pinned him against a brick mailbox pillar and a security fence at his home in Studio City. Yelchin started with roles in indie films and various TV shows before breaking out in films like the crime thriller "Alpha Dog" and the teenage comedy "Charlie Bartlett." His biggest role was the rebooted "Star Trek" films — the third of which, "Star Trek Beyond," comes out in July. Yelchin was born in Russia to parents who were professional figure skaters. The family moved to the U.S. when he was a baby.