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It’s been a tough week for Orlando, Florida and for the country as a whole following the Orlando mass shooting at Pulse nightclub and the murder of Christina Grimmie.

Grimmie was fatally shot last week by a deranged fan during a meet-and-greet session in the city. Now, the star’s family has set a date and time for the upcoming funeral. According to reports, Grimmie will be laid to rest on Friday at a private funeral in Medford, N.J., just minutes from her hometown of Evesham Township, New Jersey.

A source revealed, “It’s just going to be a small, intimate gathering for her family and close friends.” 

Fans have been expressing their love for the late singer all week. On Monday, hundreds of mourners gathered for a candlelight vigil in the 22-year-old’s New Jersey hometown.

Selena Gomez, whose dad managed the late star, dedicated a song to Grimmie at her concert over the weekend. Grimmie’s brother Marcus thanked her fans for their support over the last few days:

“Thank you to everyone once again. I wish I could elaborate more. You guys didn’t know her like I did, so thank you. This is awesome.”

Relatives and friends will attend a memorial at Fellowship Alliance Chapel on Friday followed by a private burial.


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