Saturday, June 11, 2016
The Voice singer Christina Grimmie was shot after a concert at The Plaza Live Friday, June 10, 2016, in Orlando, Florida. Her publicist said "The Voice" star has died after being shot at a concert venue in Florida. Police said in a news release that the 22-year-old singer's brother tackled the gunman after the shooting Friday night.
Her publicist confirmed it through an email, "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.
Grimmie, a New Jersey native, finished 3rd during season 6 of NBC's "The Voice" in 2014, competing on the team of Maroon 5 star Adam Levine. She began amassing a following on YouTube as a teenager, gripping online viewers with her powerful renditions of hit songs. Her videos on YouTube have garnered millions of views.