Celebs who died young

These actors, musicians, and public figures passed away before their time

#6 Christina Grimmie

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Born: March 12th, 1994

Died: June 10th, 2016

Age at death: 22

Cause of death: Gunshot wounds

Christina Grimmie was fatally shot while signing autographs following a concert performance at The Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida. Grimmie was shot by 27-year-old Kevin James Loibl after initially opening her arms to give him a hug. She was rushed to Orlando Regional Medical Center but was shortly pronounced dead. An autopsy revealed that she was shot once in the head and twice in the chest. Loibl, meanwhile, shot himself dead right after shooting Grimmie.

Grimmie began posting covers of popular songs onto YouTube in 2009. Five years later, she became a contestant in season 6 of The Voice, in which she finished third. Grimmie dropped her debut studio album, With Love, in 2013. Her second and final album, All Is Vanity, was released posthumously in 2017.

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