Quite the terrifying situation. She was shot dead backstage while signing autographs.
Heartbroken fans and celebrities have taken to social media to pay tribute to singer and former star of the The Voice Christina Grimmie after she was shot dead while signing autographs in Orlando.
The 22-year-old was attacked while backstage around 10.30pm at the Plaza Live Theater while signing autographs with the band Before You Exit at a merchandise table when a gunman fired at her.
The singer’s brother, Mark, tackled him before the gunman killed himself as the shocking incident happened in front of about 60 children and teenagers.
She was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center in a critical condition; one witness said he saw her bleeding from the head and being given chest compressions.
The gunman died on the scene and no one else was hurt during the shooting. At 2.45am her publicist confirmed the star had died from her injuries.
‘It is with a heavy heart that we can confirm that Christina has passed and went home to be with the Lord. She was shot at her show in Orlando and, unfortunately, didn’t survive the gun shot wounds,’ she said.
‘We ask at this time that you respect the privacy of her family and friends in their time of mourning. If you’d like to give back to Christina’s family in her memory, please consider donating to the families GoFundMe page in their time of need.’
Orlando Police later confirmed her death on Twitter.
‘With deep regret, we have confirmed Christina Grimmie, has died from her injuries’, they said.
Here is a video of Grimmie performing only minutes before being shot:
Here are some of the reactions from her coach on The Voice, Adam Levine, and other celebrities:
Here is a video of her audition on The Voice: