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#RIPChristina: “The Voice” Contestant Christina Grimmie dies after shooting at Orlando concert

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 07: Singer Christina Grimmie attends The Humane Society of the United States' to the Rescue Gala at Paramount Studios on May 7, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for The Humane Society Of The United State

HOLLYWOOD, CA – MAY 07: Singer Christina Grimmie attends The Humane Society of the United States’ to the Rescue Gala at Paramount Studios on May 7, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for The Humane Society Of The United State

22-year-old singer, Christina Grimmie, who rose to fame as a contestant on The Voice and via her successful YouTube page, was shot by a gunman outside of her concert on the night of Friday 10th June 2016 in Orlando, Florida.

Since her death, a lot of celebrities and fans alike have expressed their shock and sent out their condolences to the young singer’s loved ones. Some of them include Adam Levine ( her coach on The Voice), Before You Exit (the band she was on tour with at the time of the shooting), Demi Lovato, Tori Kelly, Hailey Baldwin among others.

Christina was greeting fans outside of the venue when she was reportedly shot multiple times. Her brother was by her side and tackled the gunman, who then shot and killed himself. The singer was then rushed to the hospital and later passed away in the hospital due to complications from her injuries.

In a statement made to Just Jared, her rep said “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”.

The police believe that the man traveled to Orlando specifically to kill Christina and that he planned on going back to his home after he committed the heinous crime. Authorities are currently looking at his phone and other electronics to see if they can find a motive, but as of now, no connection between the victim and the suspect have been found.

Photo Credit: Getty mages/Michael Kovac

11 Comments

  1. Sad

    June 11, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Gun crime in US though, smh.
    Soon nene will come here and claim APC pulled the trigger of the gun, that is how madness slowly starts.

  2. BlueEyed

    June 11, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    So sad, I loved her on the show. Another reason why America has it wrong with their gun policy.

  3. Jade

    June 11, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    What a sad world we live in. Too young to die.

  4. Ariere

    June 11, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    But Why. …The Killer was a Coward, even in death. Rip to the young talented Lady. She always seemed nice and warm on the show and her You Tube videos. No one deserves a death as this.. .

  5. Nife

    June 11, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    I loved her rendition of Drakes “We are going home” this breaks my heart into tiny pieces. Ahh

  6. Pvt

    June 11, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    Aww her poor family ?

  7. ATL's finest

    June 11, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    Oh Jeez!!! No 🙁 it’s sad when folks end up dead not because they are sick, accident or whatsoever but because an idiot decided to be an A**. RIP!

  8. miss Christina

    June 12, 2016 at 1:46 am

    When she was on the voice it was my favorite season, so sad about what happened I have done #RipChristina on all my social media sites. I will miss her music very much. RIP Christina?????

  9. Tosin

    June 12, 2016 at 4:05 am

    🙁 🙁

  10. "changing moniker"

    June 12, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    She mad that season in The Voice worth watching. ..she was really talented…I have rewatched her The Voice battle many times. …..when I heard yesterday, I was really sad.

    • Somtoo

      June 13, 2016 at 1:01 pm

      i loved her too. was shocked to hear the news this morning. She was such a lovely girl. She mad me love the song “wrecking ball” Rip Christina.

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