On Monday, the band’s merchandise manager Anthony Najarian took to Twitter, describing the band’s return to pick up their gear from Orlando Plaza Live where they played on Friday. (Grimmie was opening for the band.)
— △⃒⃘nthony Najarian ⇞ (@AnthonyNajarian) June 13, 2016
“So hard going back to the venue today to get our gear,” Najarian wrote, addressing Grimmie. “We left the lights on in your green room and prayed over the area of your death. I will love you for all eternity and can’t wait to see you again and have an epic Smash battle.”
Along with his message, Najarian also shared a photo of a dressing room with flowers and a heart-shaped sign that read, “radiate.”
Najarian and the band have posting on Twitter about their grief following the 22-year-old’s death with Before You Exit, sharing a heartfelt statement on their band’s account.
“Christina was such a loving, caring, beautiful person with the biggest heart. She was an absolutely incredible musician and an even better friend,” the statement said. “We are so saddened by her passing and are completely heartbroken.”
The statement from the band – which includes Connor McDonough, Riley McDonough and Toby McDonough – continued, describing Grimmie as a “carefree spirit,” who was “always a constant beam of light and energy.”
Grimmie was shot at her Orlando concert late Friday and was confirmed dead hours later by city police. Her representative later confirmed the news in a statement to PEOPLE.
“It is with a heavy heart that we can confirm that Christina has passed and went home to be with the Lord. She was shot at her show in Orlando, and unfortunately didn’t survive the gun shot wounds,” her rep said. “We ask at this time that you respect the privacy of her family and friends in their time of mourning.”