Christina Grimmie’s Mom, Tina, Dies Two Years After Singer Was Murdered
The Grimmie family is currently mourning the loss of another beloved member. Christina Grimmie‘s mom, Tina, tragically lost her battle with breast cancer on September 2. Her tragic death comes just two years after 22-year-old Christina was shot and killed during a post-concert meet & greet in Orlando, Florida, on June 10, 2016.
The Grimmie family made the heartbreaking announcement about Mama Grimmie on social media shortly after her passing. The statement reads:
“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.”
Fans of the late singer know Tina courageously fought breast cancer for years, with Christina revealing that she battled it four times as of 2014.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Bud, Tina’s husband, and Marcus, her son, at this incredibly difficult time.