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Adam Levine Shocked By 'Voice' Mentee Christina Grimmie’s Death: 'She Was Taken From Us Too Soon'

by Elisa Osegueda 2:11 PM PDT, June 11, 2016
Playing Adam Levine Shocked By 'Voice' Mentee Christina Grimmie’s Death: 'She Was Taken From Us Too Soon'

Adam Levine, Christina Grimmie's coach on season six of the The Voice, released a heartfelt statement early Saturday morning remembering the late singer, who died on Friday at the age of 22 after being shot following her concert in Orlando, Florida.

"Behati and I are absolutely devastated and heartbroken by Christina Grimmie's tragic death," Levine said in a statement obtained by ET. "Our hearts go out to her family. Christina was a natural, a gifted talent that comes along so rarely. She was taken from us too soon. This is yet another senseless act of extreme violence. I am left stunned and confused how these things can conceivably continue to happen in our world."

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The Voice alum was performing Friday night at The Plaza Live, one of Orlando’s oldest theaters, with the pop-rock band, Before You Exit. According to Orlando police reports, Grimmie and the band stayed after the show ended at 10:30 p.m. ET to sign autographs for fans.

Detectives were told at the scene that an unidentified male walked towards Grimmie and shot her. Grimmie's brother, who was accompanying her that night, tackled the suspect. During the struggle, the suspect shot himself and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The case is currently under investigation. At this time, there is no information on whether or not the suspect knew Grimmie personally. According to Orlando Police Chief John Mina, who held a media briefing Saturday morning, the suspect who shot Grimmie was a white 27-year-old male from another region of Florida.

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Other members of her Voice family also expressed their condolences via social media.

"I'm stunned and disgusted and heartbroken that we lost that sweet little girl...," wrote Blake Shelton tweeted. "Keeping @TheRealGrimmie family in my heart and mind."

Fellow Voice coach Christina Aguilera also paid her respects, calling Grimmie a "true #Fighter."

Host Carson Daly described her as a talented, kind, funny, loving and courageous person. “We hurt with her family," he added.

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"This is a tragic loss," wrote coach Pharrell Williams. "My heart goes out to @therealgrimmie's family, friends and all the people that she touched."

To find out more about the tragic incident, watch the video below.

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