'Voice' alum Christina Grimmie passes away
|Photo by Kevin Winter, for Getty Images. Christina Grimmie co-hosting Maroon 5's album release concert in August 2014.|
Former The Voice contestant and popular YouTube phenomenon, Christina Grimmie, had passed away at the young age of 22, early Saturday morning (June 11). Her cause of death was caused by three gunshot wounds.
Grimmie performed as an opening act at Before You Exit's headlining concert at the Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida late on Friday, June 10. Following their respective performances, Grimmie and the band each set out a special VIP meet and greet for fans at the venue. At this time, this is when a gunman, helming two different weapons, shot Grimmie a total of three times, eventually causing her death hours later at a local hospital.
Here is the confirming Tweet from the Orlando Police.
With deep regret, we have confirmed Christina Grimmie, @TheRealGrimmie has died from her injuries.— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) June 11, 2016
Christina Grimmie was born on March 12, 1994 in New Jersey. She grew up becoming interested in pursuing a career in music and singing. She eventually launched her own YouTube channel, which led to a successful following. Grimmie was most prominently known for being a contestant on NBC's The Voice and becoming a finalist on coach Adam Levine's team in May of 2014, finishing in third place. Grimmie went on to pursue music, releasing a string of EPs and singles.
Watch Christina and Adam perform on The Voice below: