The Voice contestant Christina Grimmie, who finished third place in Season 6 and was subsequently signed to Adam Levine’s label, has died after being shot late Friday following a concert performance in Orlando. She was 22.
According to Orlando’s WKMG-TV, Grimmie was signing autographs near the venue’s merchandise booth when an unknown individual walked up and opened fire. The assailant was then tackled by Gimmie’s brother before turning the gun on himself. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.
Earlier that night, Grimmie performed at Orlando’s The Plaza Live theater. Following the shooting, she was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition, but died several hours later.
A motive is unknown at this time.
“It is with a heavy heart that we can confirm that Christina has passed and went home to be with the Lord,” her publicist said in a statement. “She was shot at her show in Orlando and, unfortunately, didn’t survive the gunshot wounds. We ask at this time that you respect the privacy of her family and friends in their time of mourning.”
The Voice released its own statement via Twitter early Saturday, saying, “There are no words. We lost a beautiful soul with an amazing voice. Our hearts go out to the friends, fans and family of Christina Grimmie.”
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