Christina Grimmie, a star of NBC’s “The Voice,” reportedly died early Saturday morning after being shot at a concert by a man who approached her in Orlando Friday night.
According to a report from Orlando police, the 22-year-old was signing autographs after a performance before the shots were fired.
She grew up in New Jersey and was discovered as a budding talent in 2010 after posting on YouTube, videos of herself singing .
Orlando police tweeted that Grimmie’s brother tackled the shooter who, apparently on a suicide mission, shot and killed himself.
Grimmie came in third on season six of “The Voice.” She auditioned for the show at the age of 19, performing Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball.” during which she impressed all four judges, and ended up choosing Adam Levine as her coach.
Adam said on Instagram before police confirmed her death, “I’m sad, shocked and confused. We love you so much Grimmie. We are all praying hard that you can pull through this…this just isn’t fair.”
After both Orlando police and Grimmie’s publicist announced her death, “The Voice” tweeted: “There are no words. We lost a beautiful soul with an amazing voice. Our hearts go out to the friends, fans and family of @TheRealGrimmie.”
As investigations continue on the murder and suicide, police had not named the shooter or released a motive as of Saturday morning.