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What is this world coming to? This is just so sad and incredibly heartbreaking.
Christina Grimmie, a Season 6 competitor on Team Adam in the NBC series, The Voice, was inexplicably murdered after an Orlando Concert at Plaza Live early on Saturday, June 11th. Christina was signing autographs after the show when the horrendous incident occurred.
At this time, it appears that this talented young lady was targeted, as the killer, who committed suicide after the incident, travelled from St. Petersburg, Florida to Orlando and confronted her. The reason is yet to be determined.
Performers from every walk of life, particularly from The Voice, have reached out to offer their expressions of sympathy and support to the Grimmie family.
Her manger has set up a Go Fund me page for the Grimmie Fanily HERE, stating:
“Words cannot begin to describe the pain I am feeling. I learned this business through the eyes of a father and Christina was like a second daughter to me. All I wanted to do was assist her in achieving her musical dreams while protecting her from the pitfalls associated with the business. I never could have imagined this horrific event being one of the pitfalls needing to be avoided. In Christina’s honor I have created a Go Fund Me page to assist her family in their time of need. As family Mother, Father, and Brother made the ultimate family sacrifice to support Christina on her musical journey. They did nothing but love her and support her as family the best they knew how, the only worry I want them to have at this point is that of recovery.”
She was so talented and her career was moving forward with momentum and purpose before it came to such an abrupt and painful end. You can stream her new EP album, “Side A”, on Apple Music right HERE or download it from iTunes HERE.
On behalf of the MCL community, our hearts, prayers and expressions of sympathy are extended to the Grimmie family. Words cannot express the grief and sorrow we share with you at the loss of this bright and vivacious young lady.
Here is a look back at the The Voice audition that made her a star. And, just an aside, it is hard to believe how difficult this must be for Christina’s Mom who survived breast cancer three times, only to lose her precious and talented daughter in such a cruel and heartless way.