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The Voice’s Christina Grimmie Dies After Concert Shooting


Christina Grimmie
Picture Credit: ChristinaGrimmie.Com

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. 

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Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

8 Responses to “The Voice’s Christina Grimmie Dies After Concert Shooting”

  1. This is an unbelievably horrible event. Who would ever think that someone who seemed so sweet would be the target of a gunman. RIP Christina.

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  2. It is horrendous. Just hard to fathom and warp your head around…..

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  3. May Christina rest in peace and may God look down upon her family with a light that heals and compassion at this difficult time.

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  4. This is so awful…I remember finding her covers on YouTube way back in 2010 and thinking she was a good singer. I happy that she made it that far on The Voice. It doesn’t seem real that she’s gone…

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  5. Truly heartbreaking. So sad for her family & also for her fans.

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  6. In addition to this shooting, there’s been a mass shooting at a nightclub in Florida. http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/12/us/orlando-nightclub-shooting/index.html

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  7. Yes, I know Rocker Chick. It never ends, does it? I wish everyone could live in peace. Or get help to understand why they have the need to inflict harm on a neighbor.

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  8. This is truly heartbreaking. It’s impossible to understand how some people can have the desire to kill others and inflict such pain on their loved ones.

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