Ex-'Voice' contestant Christina Grimmie fatally shot after concert

- Christina Grimmie, the singer who appeared on NBC's "The Voice" in 2014, was fatally shot late Friday as she signed autographs for fans after a concert in Orlando.

The unidentified gunman fatally shot himself after Grimmie's brother tackled him, officials said.

A publicist for Christina Grimmie, Heather Walsh, said in an email early Saturday that "we can confirm that Christina has passed and went home to be with the Lord."

Grimmie, a New Jersey native, finished third during season six of NBC's "The Voice" in 2014, competing on the team of Maroon 5 star Adam Levine. She began amassing a following on YouTube as a teenager, gripping online viewers with her powerful renditions of hit songs. Her videos on YouTube have garnered millions of views.

Police said in a news release that the 22-year-old singer had performed with the band Before You Exit at The Plaza Live. The concert ended around 10 p.m., and Grimmie was shot as she signed autographs for fans at a merchandise table.

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