Christina Grimmie, 22, passed away on Saturday after she was fatally shot during her meet and greet with her fans. The news spread all over social media and music lovers as well as celebrities started sending their thoughts and prayers to her and her family.
Being known as YouTube star and The Voice contestant, Christina Grimmie rose to fame at 15 after her cover of Nelly, Just A Dream, caught everyone’s attention with 117 million views! Ever since then, her videos went viral.
The YouTube community shared their heartbreak and memories after hearing about the tragedy. “We are devastated by the loss of Christina Grimmie. Our thoughts are with her family,friend and everyone she inspired.” -Youtube
The Fifth Parlour had the opportunity to meet and interview this beautiful soul last year during her visit to Singapore. She is one of the brightest, fun and outgoing person I have ever interviewed. Her distinct way of expressing her thoughts and emotions kept lingering in my mind. The talented and humble singer expressed her gratitude to her team Grimmie endlessly and willingly gives fun and quirky answer to all the questions asked by the fans.
One of the questions asked by a fan was if she could hang out with anybody for a day dead or alive, who would it be?
Christina replied that she really wants to hang out with Jesus as she thinks it would be cool and she has so many questions to ask. I am sure now, you are living your dream and enjoying your time there asking him so many questions.
As she has been part of my inspiration since her YouTube days, I am deeply saddened by the news. Thank you for being such an inspiration, Christina! On behalf of The Fifth Parlour team, I send my prayers to Christina’s families, friends and fans. You will be missed, Christina.
A Gofundme account has been set up to collect donations to help Christina’s family. If you would like to be a part of it, head over to this website.
Rest in peace, Christina. I will leave you with Sam Tsui’s rendition of Just A Dream dedicating to Christina. Sam, Kurt and Christina collaborated on this song previously.