6/11/2016 1:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former ‘Voice’ competitor Christina Grimmie is dead after a shooting in Orlando.
Christina was doing a meet and greet with fans Friday night following a concert … when a man walked up to her and simply opened fire. Her brother tackled the shooter, but the man was able to get free enough to shoot and kill himself.
Christina was rushed to a hospital, but died early Saturday morning from her injuries. Police are hailing her brother as a hero for stopping the massacre of countless more people.
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.
— The Voice (@NBCTheVoice) June 11, 2016
Christina and her brother were performing with their punk band Before You Exit, Friday night. Since finishing in third place in 2014 … Christina signed to Island Records, and was reportedly working on an album.
Grimmie was 22.