Christina Grimmie, former star of The Voice, was critically injured after being shot in the head after an Orlando, Florida concert Friday night by an unidentified man who was found later killed himself. She was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center bleeding and in critical condition, but died of her injury at around 2:45.
Grimmie, 22, was attacked at around 10:45pm at the Plaza Live theater while she was signing autographs – the shooter was tackled by her brother Mark before turning the gun on himself, according to witnesses.
The singer, finished third in the 2014 season of The Voice and has built up a sizeable following on YouTube. Grimmie is known for covers of pop songs including Nelly’s ‘I Have a Dream’. Her YouTube videos – under the name zeldaxlove64 – have as many as 17 million views. She was working on an album and is signed to Island Records.
Grimmie grew up in Marlton, New Jersey.
No-one else was hurt during the shooting.