Christina Grimmie’s legacy lives on, thanks in part to her fans.
On Tuesday, Grimmie’s family shared a touching message thanking fans for their support after receiving her posthumous Teen Choice Award from last year’s ceremony.
“Your commitment to Christina’s legacy and making your voice heard online is a blessing to us,” read a message shared to YouTube star’s Twitter account, alongside photos of her surfboard award for Choice Web Star. “We also acknowledge those who supported behind the scenes to make this a reality.”
Grimmie, 21, was fatally shot while signing autographs following a concert at The Plaza Theater in Orlando, Florida, last June. The “Invisible” singer had just finished performing when she was gunned down by a shooter who took his own life moments later.
Last December, Grimmie’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the venue and the show’s promoter AEG Live. The suit claims AEG “owed a duty” to the YouTube star “to use reasonable care to protect her at concert venues she performed at” during her tour.