Living a life as a celebrity is not as easy at it seems to be and we can assume that by looking at the life of Christina Grimmie.
On June 10, 2016, the world got a huge shock with the death of the most talented and young star of Hollywood.
Christina Grimmie, was one of the most famous American singer, songwriter, and musician of her time.
Her life took a turn when she got more recognition as a finalist on the NBC singing completion ‘The Voice’.
In an interview on the same day of her death, Christina Grimmie laid out the rest of her year’s plans for entertainment site PopCrush.
Having recently released her second EP, Side A, she was pushing herself to get a full-length album out by that December.
But unfortunately, Grimme was shoot death in Orlando where she had just performed a concert at The Plaza Live on Friday night.
Her death became a national news three years ago and Hollywood still misses this extremely talented star.
Below, are some of the facts of Christina Grimmie’s personal life and her death that will surely melt your heart.
Early Life of Christina Girmmie
Christina Grimmie was born on March 12, 1994 to mother Tina and father Albert Grimmie.
Her father used to work at Verizon Communications whereas her mother was a receptionist till she got diagnosed with breast cancer.
She had an older brother Marcus, who served as her road manager during her performance.
Talking about her education, Christina Grimmie attended Bethel Baptist Christian School and later joined to Marlton Middle and Cherokee High School.
Going through her career, after creating her YouTube Channel in 2009, Christina Grimmie started posting videos.
She gained massive popularity for her cover of ‘Party in the USA’ a popular song by Miley Cyrus.
Later, she released her first play Find Me in 2011. It was an average success.
Christina Grimmie also performed at several significant event such as the UNICEF charity concert.
She appeared on the shows like The Ellen DeGeneres Show and 39th American Music Awards of 2011.
Christina Grimmie also released her album With Love in August 2013.
In 2014, she auditioned for the season 6 of The Voice, NBC’s popular singing competition, as revealed on her Facebook page.
Personal Life of Christina Girmmie
Christina Grimmie was single at the time of her death.
There was no sign of her having a boyfriend or getting married.
Awards and Achievements
Christina Grimmie won several awards like American Music Awards for New Media Honoree (Female) in 2011.
In 2015, she won iHeartRadio Music Festival’s Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star.
The following year, she won Teen Choice Award for Choice Web Star Music 2016.
Christina Grimmie posthumously received the Humane Society’s Impact Award in 2017.
Filmography and Television Series
Christina Grimmie played role in film The Matchbreaker as Emily Atkins in 2016.
She also played many roles in many TV shows in 2000s including So Random, Power Up, Remixed, Dancing with the Stars, Take Part Live, and many more.
Some of Christina Grimmies’ popular albums were With Love, All is Vanity, The Complete Season 6 Collection (The Voice Performance), Find Me, Side A, and Side B.
Besides that, there were countless of her albums: some of which were quite hit and some of which were not.
Death of Christina Girmmie
The shooting death of Christina Grimmie in on June 10, 2016 at Orlando was national news three years ago.
However, her death was drowned out from the tragic Pulse nightclub shooting that happened the same weekend.
For some reason on that Friday, June 10, 2016 Christina Grimmie’s shooter decided to follow through on his plan.
As per the reports, the 27-year-old shooter, Kevin James Loibl traveled from his home near St. Petersburg, Fla. for a one-night stay at the Orlando Courtyard at Marriott.
After Christina Grimmie opened for rock band Before You Exit at the Plaza Live Theater, the part-time Best Buy employee lined up with the rest of the autograph seekers.
Except instead of approaching with a copy of her EP or a photo to sign, he came at her wielding two Glock 9 mm handguns.
With two loaded magazines in his pocket and a large hunting knife strapped to his ankle, shooter Kevin James Loibl had an aim.
As Christina Grimmie approached to give him a hug, Kevin James Loibl, 27, pulled out a gun and fired.
The singer’s brother Mark Grimmie watched the attack unfolded, tackled him to the ground, however, the shooter turned the gun on himself.
As per the associates, the shooter harbored an obsession with Christina Grimmie.
To add further, at some point of time, he preoccupation even turned deadly.
His actions cut short the life of a 22-year-old musician bursting with promise whose fatal flaw proved to be her open-armed embrace.
Her fan base she’d steadily amassed since her 2009 emergence on YouTube, got totally shocked after her tragic death.