Celebrities React to the Shocking Shooting & Killing of Christina Grimmie
Less than 24 hours ago, The Voice alum Christina Grimmie expressed her excitement over seeing and performing for fans at The Plaza Live in Orlando, FL, along with the guys of Before You Exit:
ORLANDO!! Come out to the show tonight at the Plaza Live! Starts at 7:30!pic.twitter.com/0D4mNupCTi
— Christina Grimmie (@TheRealGrimmie) June 10, 2016
Sadly, only hours later, she was shot by a yet-to-be-identified suspect before the gunman opened fire on himself. The 22-year-old singer, who once toured with Selena Gomez, was sent to the hospital in critical condition, while the gunman was pronounced dead.
But fans had hope for the brunette beauty, trending #PrayForChristina on Twitter. In a devastating announcement, though, her rep confirmed that she passed away, “It is with a heavy heart that we can confirm that Christina has passed and went home to be with the Lord. She was shot at her show in Orlando and, unfortunately, didn’t survive the gun shot wounds,” the rep wrote. “We ask at this time that you respect the privacy of her family and friends in their time of mourning. If you’d like to give back to Christina’s family in her memory, please consider donating to the families GoFundMe page in their time of need. https://www.gofundme.com/christinagrimmie.”
Since then, practically all of Hollywood has expressed their mournful thoughts:
— Before You Exit (@beforeyouexit) June 11, 2016
#RIPChristina my thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones..
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) June 11, 2016
So sad right now. My thoughts & prayers go out to Christina Grimmie's friends/family. What an incredible talent that won't be forgotten
— Colton Haynes (@ColtonLHaynes) June 11, 2016
— Arden Cho (@arden_cho) June 11, 2016
At a complete loss for words. Unbelievable. My heart breaks over this news. #RIPChristina
— Hailee Steinfeld (@HaileeSteinfeld) June 11, 2016
#RIPChristinaGrimmie so young and so talented.. I send my prayers to her loved ones.
— Becky G. (@iambeckyg) June 11, 2016
News about Christina Grimmie is beyond saddening. Thoughts go out to her family and friends. Rip to an amazing soul!
— Hailey Baldwin (@haileybaldwin) June 11, 2016
Christina Grimmie… You were so talented. I hope you find peace. You didn't deserve this. #RIPChristina
— Abigail Breslin (@yoabbaabba) June 11, 2016
So terribly tragic. May she rest in peace.
— Rowan Blanchard (@rowblanchard) June 11, 2016
i don't know what to say… #RIPChristina
— Karan Brar (@TheKaranBrar) June 11, 2016
No no no no no no. NO. #RIPChristina
— Alyson Stoner (@AlysonStoner) June 11, 2016
i have no words. rip christina
see you again, love. isaiah 25:8 https://t.co/z6d4joaMPQ
— Tori Kelly (@ToriKelly) June 11, 2016
— Kiesza (@Kiesza) June 11, 2016
— Sofia Carson (@SofiaCarson) June 11, 2016
Sending so much strength and courage to your family, friends and fans. #PrayForChristina
— Hayley Kiyoko (@HayleyKiyoko) June 11, 2016
Another incredible talent gone too soon. My prayers go out to her and her loved ones. This is heartbreaking. #RIPChristinaGrimmie
— Anna Perez de Tagle (@AnnaMariaPdT) June 11, 2016
And that includes YouTubers like Christina:
please stay safe & tell the people you love that you love them any time you have the chance
— Tyler Oakley (@tyleroakley) June 11, 2016
my heart is broken. I can't even begin to express how devastated I am. rest in peace you amazing beautiful gifted girl. I love u so much.
— Shane Dawson (@shanedawson) June 11, 2016
i am beyond devastated i don't even know how to put together the right words to express how i feel. rest in peace Christina
— Ricky Dillon (@RickyPDillon) June 11, 2016
At a loss for words and absolutely sick to my stomach. So lucky to have had a friend so purely good and impossibly talented. #RIPChristina
— Sam Tsui (@SamuelTsui) June 11, 2016
Today, we’re looking back at the good times — and remembering her LIFE:
May she rest in the sweetest peace.
Remember Christina Grimmie, and all the other lives gone too soon: