Late US singer Christina Grimmie filmed several music videos before her untimely death and they will now be released in her honour. Just days after results from the singer's autopsy were revealed, The Voice star's family have announced that four clips will premiere in August.
Grimmie, who was shot and killed in Orlando, Florida on 10 June 2016, filmed the videos to accompany her four-track EP Side A, which she released in February. The videos will now form the basis of a visual album titled The Ballad Of Jessica Blue and will debut throughout August and September.
Confirming the plans, Grimmie's manager Brian Teefy wrote on Twitter: "#TeamGrimmie. August will be a visual celebration of Side a... This story follows Jessica Blue through the songs Snow White, Anybody's You, Deception and Without Him on her journey to find her voice and her path in life only to find they are one in the same.
"Christina shot these videos back in February with about six hours of choreography and four days of filming before she left for the Wildfire tour. Everyone worked so hard on this project putting in extra long days on set to ensure we got the best quality project we could for the minimal budget we had. I couldn't be more proud of her and everyone involved for the labour of love that was put into this project."
Each video will be available to watch via Grimmie's official YouTube and Facebook pages while Billboard is set to host the clips exclusively throughout the month. Teefy also encourages fans to support the "visual celebration" on Twitter using the hashtag #ChristinaGrimmie, adding: "Christina, you are forever in all of our hearts."
Grimmie was signing autographs for fans backstage at The Plaza Live when 27-year-old Kevin James Loibl shot the singer. The autopsy report by the Orange County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed that Grimmie was shot once in the head and once in the chest with the official cause of death ruled a homicide.
The report states: "In consideration of the circumstances surrounding the death, and after examination of the body, toxicology analysis, and review of the available medical records, it is in my opinion that the death of Christina Grimmie, a 22-year-old white female witnessed to have been shot by another and subsequently transported to the hospital, is the result of gunshot wounds of the head and chest. The manner of death is homicide."
After shooting Grimmie and then tackled by her brother, Loibl turned the gun on himself. The autopsy concluded that neither the assailant nor Grimmie had drugs in their systems.