Grimmie was meeting fans after a gig in Orlando, Florida where she was supporting the band Before You Exit, when a man approached and shot her. Her brother who was nearby tackled him to the ground and the gunman shot himself during this altercation.
Christina Grimmie rose to fame from her covers on Youtube and went on to take part in the 2014 The Voice US. A representative confirmed the news in a statement, “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.”
Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends, and a GoFundMe has been set up to help her family.