We’re sorry. Selena Gomez has reacted to friend Christina Grimmie’s tragic shooting at a concert in Orlando, Florida on June 10 in total dismay. Selena built up a close friendship with Christina over the year, before she was cruelly taken away from us, and is absolutely devastated. ‘My heart is broken.,’ she told us on Twitter and we feel her pain. Click for details.
The outpouring of love for Christina Grimmie, who was gunned down during a meet-and-greet aged just 22 after a show on June 11, continues. This time, it’s close pal Selena Gomez, 23, who has taken to Twitter to air her feelings. Selena toured with Christina, and it’s clear that she’s absolutely devastated by the loss, describing her heart as broken and we absolutely feel where she is coming from. It’s just so sad that this happened.
As we told you, Christina was murdered in the early hours of June 11, after being shot by a lone gunmen outside the Plaza Live Theater in Orlando, Florida, where she performed earlier. Christina was at a meet-and-greet with fans when a gunmen fired five shots towards her in front of a group of around 60 fans.
Despite the best efforts of Christina’s brother Mark, who wrestled the gunmen to the ground, Christina was struck and had to be rushed to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 2:45am.
Selena is devastated by the news. “My heart is absolutely broken. I miss you Christina,” she wrote in a Tweet with a pic of the pair together on June 11.
My heart is absolutely broken. I miss you Christina pic.twitter.com/KWGwZZlj4t
— Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) June 11, 2016
Following the shooting, The Voice released the following statement on Twitter about their season six contestant: “We are heartbroken. @TheRealGrimmie is a loved member of our family. Our thoughts are with her and her family.” They later added, “There are no words. We lost a beautiful soul with an amazing voice. Our hearts go out to the friends, fans and family of @TheRealGrimmie.”
We just cannot echo their sentiments completely, and have our deepest sympathy for her family. If you’d like to give back to Christina’s family in her memory, please consider donating to the family’s GoFundMe page in their time of need. https://www.gofundme.com/christinagrimmie
HollywoodLifers, can you make sense of this unnecessary act? Tell us what you think below.