Christina Grimmie passed on after she was shot at a Florida show venue while giving autographs. ‘The Voice’ star Christina Grimmie has kicked the bucket after she was shot at a Florida show venue while autographing for fans taking after an show, authorities said Saturday.
A publicist for Grimmie, Heather Walsh, said in an email early Saturday that “we can confirm that Christina has passed and went home to be with the Lord.” The Orlando Police Department also confirmed on its official Twitter page that Grimmie had died.
Police said in a news release that the 22-year-old singer had performed with the band Before You Exit at The Plaza Live in Orlando. The concert ended around 10 p.m., and Grimmie was shot as she signed autographs for fans at a merchandise table.
Grimmie’s brother immediately tackled the gunman, who then shot and killed himself during the struggle, police said. The gunman was not identified, and police have not said why he attacked the singer. An investigation is ongoing, but police credited the singer’s brother with preventing the gunman from hurting others.
The show, ‘The Voice’ also tweeted out their condolences and changed their display picture to a black box to mourn the death of the 22-year-old singer.- CINEWS