The entertainment industry has lost another iconic singer, Christina Grimmie.
Christina who starred in NBC’s “The Voice” died early Saturday after a gunman shot her following a performance in Florida according to police authorities.
Orlando Police spokeswoman, Wanda Ford disclosed that an armed gun-man, with two guns walked up to the 22-year-old singer as she was signing autographs after her performance late Friday night and opened fire.
The gunman fatally shot himself after Grimmie’s brother tackled him, according to authorities.
Christina Grimmie, who finished third on season 6 of NBC’s singing competition, The Voice, died on June 11 shortly after being shot following her performance at the Before You Exit concert in Orlando, Florida
The singer had performed at The Plaza Live theater Friday night, along with the band Before You Exit, when the shooting broke out. She was rushed to a hospital in critical condition and died a few hours later.
Reports say her brother who was close by when it happened stopped the shooter from shooting more people.
Grimmie’s Shooter Yet To Be Named
A statement released by her publicist, Heather Weiss, confirmed the incident saying;
“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 gunshot wounds. We ask at this time that you respect the privacy of her family and friends in their time of mourning.”
Grimmie was first discovered on YouTube where she has a massive following. Before the shooting, the singer posted video on social media encouraging fans to come out to the theater.
It’s quite unclear how the gunman got a gun into the venue or whether attendees at the concert were checked for weapons.
The police are yet to name the suspect or give a motive behind the shooting.