Christina Grimmie, a 22-year-old singer who started on YouTube and finished third on season 6 of The Voice U.S., died of fatal gunshot wounds on the 11th of June. Grimmie was signing autographs after a performance at the Plaza Live venue in Orlando, Florida when an unnamed gunman opened fire, according to The Associated Press. In a press conference, Orlando Police Chief John Mina said the assailant, who shot and killed himself after shooting Grimmie, had targeted her specifically. After the sad news broke, condolences began pouring in for the singer. #RIPChristina has been the top trending hashtag on Twitter, with videos of her blind audition for The Voice U.S. circulating as well. Celebrities, including judges and contestants on The Voice U.S., have also been expressing their sadness for the tragic event. Adam Levine, who coached Grimmie on The Voice U.S., said he's devastated by her sudden death.
I remember geeking out and telling you how I would watch your YouTube videos in high school, and how you were so kind and responded to a stranger with love. This is unfair and heartbreaking. We lost one of the most talented singers and one of the kindest hearts. We will all miss you @therealgrimmie ❤️ #ripchristinagrimmie
Girl Meets World star Rowan Blanchard, called Grimmie's death "terribly tragic."
I had the privilege of getting to spend time with @therealgrimmie last September. Not only was she talented, she was one of the sweetest & nicest girls I had ever met. I remember saying to my mom, "She's the kind of girl I want to be friends with". Even though I didn't know her well... I am absolutely devastated. When I heard the news this morning, I just wept... how could something like this happen to such an unsuspecting, undeserving good person? I'll never understand. Sending my deepest condolences to her friends & family. All my love to you Christina, may your spirit soar. #RIPChristina ??❤️
Fuller House star Candace Cameron Bure said her heart breaks for Grimmie and her family.