There are times when tragedies strike that you are just not expecting. The sudden and senseless death of former Voice contestant, Christina Grimmie, was nothing short of shocking. The 22-yr old singer was gunned down by a 27-yr old man after her Orlando concert while she was signing autographs for her fans. The shooter then took his own life.
What is truly heartbreaking is that Christina Grimmie was so full of life, doing what she loved. She treated her fans with respect and joy. Other recent deaths of celebrities like Muhammad Ali, Gordie Howe and Prince were because of disease, old age or self-inflicted harm, but Grimmie was snatched away in the prime of her life. I don’t know why that young man felt a need to harm someone that had brought music and happiness to so many others, nor do I really care what his motives were. Whatever his motives were, they were wrong.
In the wake of the initial shots, Christina Grimmie‘s brother, Mark, tackled the shooter who apparently had quite the arsenal with him including two handguns and a large knife. Marcus Grimmie is a hero, which is a sad consolation. I cannot imagine the horror he and his family are currently going through. Words cannot truly express how we feel, yet it is the only thing we have. All of our thoughts are with Christina‘s family, friends and fans. You will be missed.
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