‘The Voice’ star Christina Grimmie, 22, dies after concert shooting

UPDATE: Police have revealed details about the man responsible for the shocking death of rising singer Christina Grimmie.

Kevin James Loibl is believed to have gone to The Plaza Live in Florida on Friday night with the purpose of killing the former The Voice contestant.


After shooting the 22-year-old he then turned the gun on himself.

Police say Loibl was carrying two hand guns, two loaded magazines and a large hunting knife.

EARLIER: Singer Christina Grimmie who starred on the US version of the hit television show The Voice has died after being shot at a concert venue in Florida.


The 22-year-old was shot in Orlando on Friday night after performing on stage at The Plaza Live with the band Before You Exit.

She was critically injured and rushed to hospital where, sadly, she died shortly after arriving.

“With deep regret, we have confirmed Christina Grimmie, has died from her injuries,” Orlando Police said on Twitter.

Orlando Police said Grimmie had stayed behind after the show and was signing autographs at the concert venue when a man with two guns walked up to her and shot her.

“Christina’s brother immediately tackled the suspect, how then shot and killed himself,” police said.

Grimmie’s publicist Heather Weiss also released a statement confirming the star’s death.

“It is with a heavy heart that we can confirm that Christina has passed and went home to be with the Lord,” her publicist Heather Weiss 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.”

Just hours before the shooting, the 22-year-old had posted a video of herself to her Facebook page, urging her fans to attend her show in Orlando.

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Grimmie finished third during season six of NBC’s The Voice.

She was first discovered on YouTube where she is now followed by more than 3.1 million people.