American Singer Christina Grimmie shot dead at her own concert
ORLANDO: Renowned American singer and song writer, the former YouTube star who rose to fame on ‘The Voice’, Christina Grimmie died in Orlando after a male suspect opened gunfire at her.
“It is with a heavy heart that we can confirm that Christina has passed and went home to be with the Lord,” her publicist tells newsmen.
DEP Christina Grimmie https://t.co/o2j3fweu0V— Alan (@_AlanRM_) June 11, 2016
According to details, the singer was signing autographs after a concert in Orlando when a man fatally attacked her. The assailant, who was tackled by Ms Grimmie’s brother then shot and killed himself. Grimmie was rushed to a local hospital but she succumbed to the injuries.
Police officials confirmed that the singer was assassinated at 22:45 local time on Friday (02:45 GMT Saturday) at The Plaza Live in Orlando. Orlando police confirmed her death through a tweet as well.
With deep regret, we have confirmed Christina Grimmie, @TheRealGrimmie has died from her injuries.— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) June 11, 2016
Ms Grimmie first came to prominence as a teenager for her renditions of hit songs, amassing a huge following on YouTube.
In 2011, she released her debut musical recording Find Me.
I refuse to believe this..been up all night following this story. She's been an idol for me since her '09 YouTube days...#RIPChristina— Ginaaaa ❤ (@ginaaxmariee) June 11, 2016
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