Star of The Voice Christina Grimmie has been shot dead at a post-gig autograph signing
Tragic: Singer Christina Grimmie was fatally wounded at around 10.30pm Friday after a concert (above) at the Plaza Live theater in Orlando. The shooting happened as she signed autographs for fans

A STAR of the hit talent show The Voice has been murdered by a crazed gunman.

Christina Grimmie, a pop star and finalist of The Voice in 2014, has died after being shot at a concert hall where she had just performed in Orlando, Florida.

The 22-year-old singer became a popular YouTube star after covering Miley Cyrus track Party In The USA before finding fame on The Voice.

Reports suggest she was shot about 10:45pm Friday by a man who walked up to her while she was signing autographs at the Plaza Live Theater.

The shooter was immediately tackled by the singer's brother before he turned the gun on himself. His motive and the question of whether or not he knew Christina remain a mystery.

Scene: Authorities are unclear of how the attacker was able to make it inside The Plaza Live (above) with two guns

Scene: Authorities are unclear of how the attacker was able to make it inside The Plaza Live (above) with two guns

Devastated fans outside the Plaza Live Theater on Bumby Avenue in Orlando wait for news after the shooting

Devastated fans outside the Plaza Live Theater on Bumby Avenue in Orlando wait for news after the shooting

A statement from Christina’s publicist said: ‘It is with a heavy heart that we can confirm that Christina has passed and went home to be with the Lord,’ her publicist tells E! News.

‘She was shot at her show in Orlando and, unfortunately, didn’t survive the gun shot wounds. 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.’

The singer was then transported to hospital where she died of her injuries. No others present at the signing were shot or harmed.

The hashtag #PrayforChristina is now trending on Twitter.

An investigation is ongoing, but police credited the singer’s brother with preventing the gunman from hurting others.

Orlando Police later confirmed her death on Twitter  and wrote the above message

Orlando Police later confirmed her death on Twitter  and wrote the above message

Mortally wounded: Grimmie was shot in the head by the attacker who was tackled by her brother before shooting himself, witnesses said. No-one else was harmed

Mortally wounded: Grimmie was shot in the head by the attacker who was tackled by her brother before shooting himself, witnesses said. No-one else was harmed

Tragic: Adam Levine, a coach on The Voice, shared a photo (above) to Instagram of him smiling with the brunette beauty and wrote that he's 'sad and shocked' by her death

Tragic: Adam Levine, a coach on The Voice, shared a photo (above) to Instagram of him smiling with the brunette beauty and wrote that he's 'sad and shocked' by her death

Singer Demi Lovato was one of many who tweeted tributes in the wake of the shooting

Singer Demi Lovato was one of many who tweeted tributes in the wake of the shooting

Nick Jonas posted this picture of himself and Christina Grimmie, on Instagram after hearing of her death

Nick Jonas posted this picture of himself and Christina Grimmie, on Instagram after hearing of her death

 

 
 
 
 
By Jamie Rivera 06/11/2016 10:52:00

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