Christina Grimmie was known for her voice on the hit reality show, The Voice, and her bubbly personality that reached millions of people on YouTube. On June 10, 2016, she was killed after an alleged obsessed fan came to her meet and greet after her concert and shot her with a handgun. She was just 22 years old and had her whole life ahead of her. In the days and weeks after she passed away, her family, friends and the celebrity community came together to mourn this incredible loss.
Now, a little over a year later, her parents are reliving the pain they felt when Christina was murdered as news broke yesterday that a gunman had shot into a crowd of 22,000 people in Las Vegas at a music festival killing 59 people and injuring more than 500 more. They made a statement from the Christina Grimmie Foundation that can really resonate with exactly what the victims and the families of the victims in Las Vegas might be going through at the moment.
Watch the video and see check out the statement the Christina Grimmie Foundation made in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre.
Both occasions, Christina’s death and the horrifying massacre at the country music festival as Jason Aldean’s was performing in Las Vegas, are horrible acts of gun violence. It truly is hard to wrap your head around both of these things at any age. Both acts were senseless, evil and now forces families to try and survive without their loved ones. It’s pretty amazing that Christina’s family and her foundation have reached out and voiced their thoughts because when it boils down to what actually happened, it is all the same tragedy. Loved ones were lost for literally no reason at all. Christina’s family is offering their utmost love and support during a time the families of these victims need it most.
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