Kevin James Loibl's Death in Christina Grimmie Murder: How Did She Die?

Kevin James Loibl's Death in Christina Grimmie Murder: How Did She Die? ...

'Death By Fame: Behind the Screen,' a documentary about Discovery's gruesome murder of Christina Grimmie, a 22-year-old popular singer and YouTube star, in June 2016 in Orlando, Florida. The episode details the performer's meteoric rise, her claim to fame, and how her death played an unfortunate role.

Christina Grimmie, Who Was She?

Christina Victoria Grimmie was born on March 12, 1994, in Marlton, New Jersey, to Albert and Tina Marie Milos Grimmie. Her father worked at Verizon Communications, while her mother worked as a receptionist until she was diagnosed with breast cancer. At the age of 6, Albert noticed his daughter's talent for singing, and she began performing music at Cherokee High School. In 2009, Christina began posting music videos on her YouTube channel.

Christina, an avid Miley Cyrus supporter, uploaded her first video on YouTube, singing a cover of Hannah Montana's "Don't Wanna Be Torn." However, her claim to fame was her viral cover of Miley Cyrus' song "Party in the United States of America" in August 2009. Only after the famous American singer Selena Gomez, her parents became Christina's managers in 2011.

Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato have appeared in numerous live performances and special events throughout the years, including the UNICEF charity concert, the 2011 DigiTour, the 39th American Music Awards pre-show, the Disney Channel's 'So Random!', and a commercial for Doritos.

Christina moved to Los Angeles in January 2012 in an effort to further her singing career, and signed with Creative Artists Agency in April 2012. She hosted the web program 'Power Up: with Christina Grimmie,' which aired from March to June 2012, and her YouTube has garnered more than 375 million views and 2 million subscribers by April 2013.

Christina won the iHeartRadio/Macy's Rising Star Competition in May 2015 and released several more songs in the following months. She also participated in fundraising events for the Humane Society of the United States.

Christina Grimmie was killed by whom?

Christina performed with the band 'Before You Exit' at The Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida, on June 10, 2016. According to reports, she posted a flyer on her social media platforms requesting her fans and others to attend her concert before the show. After her performance concluded around 10:00 PM, she was seen signing autographs and greeting supporters who throng her to meet Christina.

"Christina was sitting around the merchandise table near the sound desk, talking to fans and taking pictures," she said, adding, "The one guy in front of us was walking up to greet her."

Destiny said she heard sounds similar to balloons popping and mistook them as security guards bursting the colored balloons brought to the concert by the fans. “Then I saw Christina's leg fall to the side on the ground like a dead weight.”

Four gunshots went off at 10:24 PM. The security personnel performed CPR and called 911. She was rushed to the Orlando Regional Medical Center in serious condition, where she died at approximately 11:00 PM. The medical examiner performed an autopsy, finding that she had been shot thrice, once in the head and twice in the chest.

What Happened to Kevin James Loibl?

Kevin James Loibl, 27, fired four shots at Christina before being tackled by Marcus, his brother and road manager. The attacker could then retreat and shoot himself with the murder weapon – a Glock 19 Gen 4 9mm pistol – according to reports.

Kevin traveled from his residence in St. Petersburg, Florida, to Orlando in a taxi, with two handguns, a large hunting knife, and two extra magazines full of ammunition, according to police reports. “He didn't appear up for a conversation whatsoever, and he just kept looking around.”

Kevin's father's fiance had called the cops twice, alleging that he physically assaulted her while the two were fighting. According to Orlando Police Chief John Mina, "The suspect traveled to Orlando apparently to commit this crime and then planned to return to the place he came from."

You may also like: