The man who killed Christina Grimmie was completely obsessed with her before he shot her dead, his co-workers say. Kevin James Loibl allegedly talked about the singer all the time at work…and even told fellow employees that he would marry her one day. Wow.
New details about Kevin James Loibl, 27, the man who murdered Christina Grimmie, 22, on June 10, have emerged. The 27-year-old’s former co-workers claim he was absolutely infatuated with Christina, and went through great lengths to change his appearance so he’d be more desirable to her. WHAT?!
Kevin reportedly got hair transplants and Lasik eye surgery for Christina, and even went vegan to lose weight, according to multiple people who worked with him. The Best Buy co-workers also claim that he listened to The Voice contestant’s music at work and vowed to make her his wife someday, TMZ reports.
In addition to this, Kevin also allegedly hinted to his pals at work that he met Christina at a concert in March, and then played games with her online. However, the singer’s camp tells TMZ that she had no contact with him before he walked up to her and shot her during a meet and greet in Orlando on June 10. To hear more about the shocking loss of Christina Grimmie, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
So if Kevin, who has a history of violence, was so obsessed with the singer…what set him off? Christina reportedly had a very private relationship with her producer boyfriend, and when Kevin’s co-workers teased him that he had no shot, it made him really angry, the Best Buy employees claim.
He proved just how real that anger was, too, by murdering Christina in cold blood. After killing the innocent 22-year-old, who greeted him with arms wide open before he gunned her down, Kevin killed himself.
Fans gathered in New Jersey to mourn Christina at a candlelight vigil on June 13, and a private funeral for family and close friends is set for June 17. Our hearts are with her loved ones during this tragic time.
HollywoodLifers, are you shocked to learn this about Christina’s murderer?