Christina Grimmie’s shocking death devastated numerous of her fellow singers, but perhaps the most saddened were the members of her ‘Voice’ family. After getting her start on the show, Christina meant so much to everyone that they were left absolutely crushed.
In her short 22 years of life, Christina Grimmie made quite the impact on everyone she worked with. As a third-place contestant on Season 6 of The Voice, Christina didn’t just gain a big fan following — she also became family with everyone involved with the show. So upon hearing of Christina’s tragic murder after her Orlando show on June 10, the Voice set was a somber one.
“Everyone in The Voice family from vocal coaches, producers, camera men and more are devastated. They spent so much time with her and legitimately thought she was going to win the show that they spent tons of time with her and realized that she was so nice,” a source told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “The judges were all made aware of the tragedy and Mark Burnett and the rest of the crew were told so nobody would be caught off guard with the news. Everyone is sickened by the whole thing, it is disgusting. They continued to work with her after the show as well. It is just horrible, everyone really is devastated.”
Christina’s life was sadly taken during a meet-and-greet with fans outside of the Plaza Live theatre, when a man named Kevin James Loibl approached her with a gun in hand and shot her several times. Although Christina was immediately rushed to the hospital, she was pronounced dead just hours after being shot.
Among the first to respond to the news that Christina had been killed were her Voice coach, Adam Levine, as well as fellow Season 6 coaches Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, and Usher. See their heartbroken reaction tweets below:
Behati and I are absolutely devastated and heartbroken by Christina Grimmie’s death. Our hearts go out to her family pic.twitter.com/y4OMkm0uXu
— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) June 11, 2016
I'm stunned and disgusted and heartbroken that we lost that sweet little girl… Keeping @TheRealGrimmie family in my heart and mind.
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) June 11, 2016
— Christina Aguilera (@xtina) June 11, 2016
To an amazing soul and voice…may your legacy live on forever. Rest in peace beautiful, Christina
— Usher Raymond IV (@Usher) June 11, 2016
Proving just how strong the Voice family is, Adam has even offered to pay for Christina’s funeral, as her brother Marcus announced on his Facebook page. Clearly Christina was a beautiful soul in everyone’s life, and she will surely be missed.
HollywoodLifers, send your thoughts to Christina’s family and Voice family as they mourn her sad and tragic loss.