American singer-songwriter Christina Grimmie died, aged 22, after being shot following her performance at The Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida, on the evening of June 10th, 2016.
As she met with fans after the show, 27-year-old Kevin James Loibl approached the singer and shot her once in the head and twice in the chest before shooting and killing himself. Despite attempts to resuscitate her at the scene, Grimmie was declared dead after being taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center.
It emerged that Loibl had an infatuation with the singer and traveled 100 miles from his home in St Petersburg, Florida to attend her concert, bringing two handguns, loaded magazines, and a hunting knife into the venue.
Grimmie rose to prominence initially through performances on her popular YouTube channel and later secured a recording contract after appearing as a contestant on season six of NBC’s The Voice television show, where she was coached by Adam Levine. She was buried in a private ceremony at Berlin Cemetery in New Jersey.