It is with a very heavy heart I write this. Christina Grimmie, 22, was signing autographs for fans after a small show in Orlando, Florida. While Grimmie was meeting her fans a man pulled a gun and shot several shots. Grimmie was rushed to a hospital in critical condition but the wounds were too damaging.
Grimmie’s brother, Mark, immediately tackled the shooter after the shooting started. The unidentified shooter then pulled his second gun and committed suicide. Local police are hailing Mark as a hero because he prevented the shooter from causing any further harm.
I was so devastated to hear the news about Christina. I’ve been a fan of hers since I saw the video below on YouTube four years ago. After that she finished third in season six of the Voice. She got to meet people like Adam Levine, Usher, and Nick Jonas. Grimmie even toured with Selena Gomez. She had a very bright future ahead of her.
Despite all of her success though she managed to stay true to herself. And that may be what her fans admired most about her. She was just like all of us. A huge nerd. Her YouTube name is zeldaxlove64. She wanted her fans to know how thankful she was for them. She truly was the definition of a humble, down-to-earth celebrity.
Here’s a video of Grimmie singing her original song four years ago.
Rest In Peace Christina. You will be missed.