In June, Grimmie was shot and killed outside of the The Plaza Live by a fan named Kevin Loibl. The 27-year-old Best Buy employee had reportedly traveled from his home in St. Petersburg, FL, to the Orlando show to confront her. After being tackled by Grimmie's brother, Mark, Loibl shot Grimmie and killed himself.
According to Cosmopolitan, in this latest image, he can be seen standing at the back of the venue watching Grimmie perform moments before opening fire. He is wearing a red flannel shirt, black jeans, and a black baseball cap.
“Everyone loved her," Mark said, "and we literally never had a problem with any fan. Nothing.”
The motive for killing Grimmie is still unknown, but in the Orlando Sentinel article, Cory Dennington, a friend of the killer, says he was drawn to the YouTube star because of her Christian faith.
"He was impressed that she was a Christian and he told me that she changed him," Dennington said. "Like she helped him see the world in a different way and that...if there is a God, he sees it in her.”
Grimmie's family recently thanked fans for all of their support over the past six months, releasing a teaser for a new song, "Invisible." It will be released on February 14.
Team Grimmie, Thank you for all of your support over the years, and patience in the last 6 months. We love you so much. Here is the teaser for the new single "Invisible" by Christina Grimmie. It will be released February 14th, 2017! Stay tuned for more info, and thank you for continuing to support Christina's legacy. Happy Grimmie Thursday. With Love, The Grimmie family Created by: Art and Animation by Shayne Webb www.Helixdream.com Graphic Design by Zach White www.mysticsoda.com #CGForever