'Voice' singer Christina Grimmie shot, killed following concert in Orlando

The Plaza Live canceled an event planned for Saturday evening, a day after singer Christina Grimmie was gunned down at the concert venue after a performance.

Adam Levine shared a photo with Grimmie on his Facebook and Twitter, which he captioned: "Behati and I are absolutely devastated and heartbroken by Christina Grimmie's death". Grimmie, 22, was rushed to hospital in a critical condition before dying a few hours later.

In 2014, Grimmie-still just 20 years old auditioned for The Voice, where her confident take on Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" earned her a unanimous entry to the show.

Like the Miley Cyrus song she sang for her February 24, 2014, blind audition, Grimmie came in like a "Wrecking Ball", turning three of the four coaches' chairs in the first 20 seconds of her audition. Her videos on YouTube have garnered millions of views. The concert ended around 10 p.m., and Grimmie was shot as she signed autographs for fans at a merchandise table.

The attacker had no connection to the pop star but had plans to kill her, Florida police said.

Grimmie's friend, Ashley Nicole, said the singer never discussed security concerns prior to the fatal shooting, E!

Mina said the suspect did not appear to have a criminal record and there was no indication he and Grimmie knew each other, adding that it appeared Loibl may have been a deranged fan.

Police Chief John Mina says that investigators are going through the Loibl's computer, phone, and other belongings to identify any motive.

News of the attack spread quickly on social media, with many fans voicing their shock and anger. We love you so much Grimmie.

She released her debut recording "Find Me" in 2011, while the singer's second EP - "Side A" - was released earlier this year. "We are all praying hard that you can pull through this. this just isn't fair".

  • Sheila Mcguire