Former 'Voice' Contestant Christina Grimmie Shot And Killed In Orlando
June 13, 2016 at 3:38 PM (PT)
ORLANDO experienced yet another tragedy over the weekend -- this one a day before the mass killing at the PULSE nightclub -- when NBC-TV's "The Voice" contestant CHRISTINA GRIMMIE was fatally shot by a 27-year-old man who traveled to ORLANDO specifically to kill her.
USA TODAY reports "ORLANDO police identified the suspected gunman as KEVIN JAMES LOIBL, 27, of ST. PETERSBURG. GRIMMIE, who had wrapped up her show with BEFORE YOU EXIT at THE PLAZA LIVE THEATER, was shot late FRIDAY while signing autographs and meeting fans. LOIBL shot and killed himself after he was tackled by GRIMMIE's brother, MARCUS. The 22-year-old singer died about five hours later at an ORLANDO hospital."
CMG Top 40 Format Leader and Dir./Social Media-Radio JEREMY RICE shared, "during our Top 40 WBLI 'Summer Jam,' FIFTH HARMONY, MEGHAN TRAINOR, ALESSIA CARA, and CHARLIE PUTH each did their own dedications to CHRISTINA. CHARLIE dedicated “See You Again” to CHRISTINA and cried – it was very moving."
TRAINOR'S tributre has been posted on her FACEBOOK page.