Gone Too Young! Remembering Christina Grimmie. One Year Later

It has been a year now. On June 10th 2016, the young talented singer Christina Grimmie from “The Voice” fame was shot to death by a gunman while signing the autographs for her fans. The young woman was only 22 years old.

On this day, she would have turned 23.

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For those who don’t remember Christina, she was an American singer, and YouTuber who rose to prominence after her participation to NBC’s The Voice.  In June 2011, she released her debut EP, Find Me. Her studio album With Love was released in 2013. A second EP, Side A, was released in 2016. A posthumous release, Side B, was also made available on iTunes and Spotify. Her posthumous album, titled All Is Vanity, was due on June 2, 2017, but has  been postponed to June 9, 2017.

Sadly, Christina passed away a year ago while on an autograph tour. The perpetrator was a 27 year-old from St. Petersburg, Florida named Kevin Loibl. The gunman had no prior psychiatric record and his family was not aware of his attention to murder the young Grimmie. The man committed suicide with the same gun he used to murder the singer.

On that night, Grimmie’s Twitter account mentioned the words “The End”, alluding her sudden death and the end of her promising career.

May she rest in Peace.

Sofiane MEROUANI

Author: Sofiane Madani Merouani

Up in the air. Pop Corn Lover and a Dreamer - Avid Reader, Writer and Retro Gaming Collector.

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