This is so tragic. On July 22, over a month after her death, Christina Grimmie’s autopsy was released, and the information in the report confirms that her death was, in fact, a homicide. Read on to get the full details on the singer’s tragic passing.
“In consideration of the circumstances surrounding the death, and after examination of the body, toxicology analysis, and review of the available medical records. It is my opinion that the death of Christina Grimmie, a 22-year-old white female witnessed to have been shot by another and subsequently transported to the hospital, is the result of a gunshot wounds of the head and chest. The manner of death is homicide,” states the report done by Chief Medical Examiner Joshua D. Stephany. The autopsy also revealed that Christina’s brother, Marcus Grimmie, who was there at the time of the shooting, identified her body.
The Voice contestant was pronounced dead on June 11, following a horrific shooting outside her concert in Orlando, Florida. She was murdered by Kevin James Loibl, 27. His coworkers claimed that Kevin was obsessed with Christina, and went to great lengths to change his appearance to be more desirable to her, including getting hair transplants and Lasik eye surgery. After killing the singer, he murdered himself.
The terrifying events surrounding Christina’s death caused a wave of mourning to spread throughout her circle of friends, family, fans and fellow celebrities. Singers like Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas and Justin Bieber, all dedicated songs and concerts to their friend, some breaking down in tears during performances. Her death is still affecting countless other lives, and will continue to do so for years to come. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who knew and loved her.
HollywoodLifers, you can leave your condolences below for Christina’s family and friends, who are still mourning the loss of the beloved singer.