On June 10, 2016, Grimmie was shot by 27-year-old Kevin James Loibl while she signed autographs following her performance with Before You Exit at The Plaza Live in Orlando. Loibl was tackled by Grimmie's brother, but the gunman broke free, backed against a wall, and shot himself dead. Grimmie was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center in critical condition with four gunshot wounds; she was pronounced dead just before 11 p.m. local time.
Why It's So Tragic
- Christina Grimmie was a well-known singer for her participation In the NBC singing competition The Voice and for her covers of hit songs by contemporary pop musicians.
- Kevin James Loibl shot Grimmie while singing autographs for her fans.