Adam Levine offers to pay funeral expense for ‘Voice’ singer

FILE - In this June 29, 2014 file photo, "The Voice" Season 6 contestant Christina Grimmie performs as part of "The Voice Tour" at Cobb Energy Centre, in Atlanta. Florida authorities say "The Voice" star Grimmie is in critical condition after being shot at a concert venue in Orlando by a suspect who then fatally shot himself after being tackled by the singer-songwriter's brother. Orlando Police Department officials tell WKMG-TV that Grimmie was shot Friday night at The Plaza Live, where she was scheduled to perform. (Photo by Robb D. Cohen/Invision/AP, File)

EVESHAM TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Pop star Adam Levine has offered to pay the funeral expenses for a singer gunned down after a Florida concert.

Levine mentored Christina Grimmie when she finished third on NBC’s “The Voice” two years ago.

Spokeswoman Carleen Donovan confirmed Monday that Levine made the offer.

Grimmie’s New Jersey hometown will hold a candlelight vigil Monday night to honor the 22-year-old killed Friday night as she signed autographs after a show in Orlando.

The YouTube star lived in Evesham, a small community about 20 miles from Philadelphia, before moving to Los Angeles in 2012.

A motive for the shooting hasn’t been determined.

Authorities say she apparently had no personal connection to the man who shot her. The gunman fatally shot himself after being tackled by her brother.

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