Tina, also known as Mama Grimmie, has sadly passed away.
The mother of the late Christina Grimmie died after a long battle with breast cancer. Many of you may remember that the 22-year-old slain pop singer was shot and killed on 10th June 2016 by a deranged fan during an autograph signing session.
“While this is a bittersweet moment for us as a family, particularly after losing Christina 2 years ago, we rejoice at the thought that Tina and Christina are united once again in the presence of our Lord and Saviour,” the Grimmie family released a statement this morning (Monday, 3rd September).
Ever since Christina tragically passed away, her loved ones have kept her fan base alive by releasing previously recorded music. A foundation was also launched in her name, and it aims at lending a helping hand to those who have lost families to gun violence or have relatives diagnosed with breast cancer.
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STATEMENT FROM THE GRIMMIE FAMILY REGARDING THE PASSING OF TINA GRIMMIE: We are saddened to announce the loss of our beloved Tina, also affectionately known as “Mama Grimmie” to the millions of fans of Christina Grimmie around the world. She will be missed immensely. Tina fought a courageous and brave battle with cancer for many years, even until her final hours with family by her side. While this is a bittersweet moment for us as a family, particularly after losing Christina two years ago, we rejoice at the thought that Tina and Christina are united once again in the presence of our Lord and Savior. Tina Grimmie was a powerful and shining example of motherhood, being an amazing wife while giving love and encouragement to others. Her laugh, energy, passion and joyful spirit will eternally be a part of all of us. Our family is grateful to all of Tina’s committed caregivers and to our close friends and family for their unwavering prayers and support in the times we needed it most. We are also grateful to our beloved #TeamGrimmie, Christina’s amazing base of fans, for their immense outpouring of love on social media that’s continually kept us encouraged. Tina was truly a one of a kind soul and our hearts are heavy. We respectfully ask for some private time to process her passing. In lieu of flowers, we invite you to make donations to the Christina Grimmie Foundation in Tina’s honor. God bless and thank you all.
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“Fetch me the Spirit, the Son and the Father. Tell them their pillar of faith has ascended” 💚 Love you mom. Life won’t be the same without you. Thank you to everyone reaching out. I will return your texts/messages next week. I love you everyone of you. Thank you for your support through this.
Tina and Christina are survived by father and son duo – Bud and Marcus. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Grimmie family during this difficult time 🙁