Adam Levine, Demi Lovato, Sam Tsui, and more remember Christina Grimmie

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Adam Levine, Demi Lovato, Sam Tsui, and more remember Christina Grimmie
Stars express condolences over the sudden death of former 'The Voice' contestant Christina Grimmie

MANILA, Philippines  (UPDATED) – Fans all over the world were shocked by the sudden death of former The Voice singer Christina Grimmie, who was shot dead on Friday, June 10, in Orlando. (Singer Christina Grimmie dies after post-concert attack)

Christina’s attacker was an unidentified man, who shot himself after shooting her at The Plaza Live in Orlando. She was signing autographs with the band Before You Exit after a concert when the incident happened. (READ: ‘The Voice’ singer Christina Grimmie shot, injured)

Among those who reacted to the incident were the stars who were fans of Christina and her friends as well. Some were only able to voice out concern for her well-being before news of her death broke. 

On Twitter, Christina’s good friend Selena Gomez spoke about her loss. Christina and Selena were friends, as Christina sang back-up vocals for the singer during her 2011 tour.

Selena’s stepfather, Brian Teefey, discovered Christina and became her manager. On social media, he wrote: “Words cannot begin to describe the pain I am feeling. I learned this business through the eyes of a father and Christina was like a second daughter to me. All I wanted to do was assist her in achieving her musical dreams while protecting her from the pitfalls associated with the business. I never could have imagined this horrific event being one of the pitfalls needing to be avoided.”

Brian has created a GoFundMe page to support Christina’s family.


Before You Exit, the band Christina was with during her Orlando concert and meet-and-greet, posted a message on Twitter, saying: “Christina was such a loving, caring, beautiful person with the biggest heart. She was an incredible musician and an even better friend. We are so sasdened by her passing and are completely heartbroken.”

The Voice producers and judges, old and new, took to social media to express their condolences.




Adam Levine, Christina’s mentor on The Voice, posted a message when news of the incident came out. He also sent out a message after her death. 


Musicians like Sam Tsui and Tori Kelly who, like Christina, made a name for themselves on YouTube, also expressed their condolences on social media. Christina collaborated with Sam and Tori in the past, as well as with many other young, up-and-coming musicians.


A day after her death, Sam Tsui paid tribute to Christina by performing a song they collaborated on, “Just a Dream.” “Amidst all the things that I and all of us are feeling, I do know that I feel incredibly lucky that I not only got to call Christina my friend but that I had the opportunity to make music with such an incredible talent and an amazing person,” he said.

Their “Just a Dream” cover was a collaboration with Kurt Hugo Schneider, a musician and producer who made a name for himself on YouTube as well. Listen to their 2010 cover below:

Kurt himself posted a message for Christina on Facebook, saying: ” It was obvious working with you that you were not only an incredible singer but also such a genuine person. When you came back several months later to record Just A Dream I knew it was special.”


Before You Exit posted a tribute to Christina. The group was with Christina before she died.



AJ Rafael, who is a good friend of Christina took to Twitter to express how upset he was now that she’s gone.








Among the other stars who paid tribute to Christina’s memory were Demi Lovato, Jessica Sanchez, and Colton Haynes.





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