The 22-year-old singer had a bright career ahead of her. She made it to the top 3 of The Voice U.S.A. back in 2014 and has gained thousands of fans, touring across the world, continuously rising to stardom since making her TV debut.
But the rising pop star’s bright future was stolen away from her after a concert in Orlando, Florida. She was signing autographs when a man, later identified as Kevin James Loibl, 27, of St. Petersburg, Florida, opened fire, fatally shooting her multiple times in the head, reports CNN. He then turned the gun on himself in an apparent suicide.
An eyewitness claims she welcomed him with arms wide open, as she would do any normal fan.
Despite the tragedy, an outpouring of love and support is providing comfort to those who loved the young artist. Heartwarming stories have now begun to surface proving that she was not only a talented singer but a kind human being as well.
The latest in these touching stories is that of a fan named Sadie, who recently tweeted the late singer about the passing of her mother.
The message didn’t go unnoticed.
Christina took time to send her words of comfort and encouragement through a private direct message.
She wrote: “I can’t wrap my head around what happened. I am so sorry my dear. Thank you for always being so supportive. You will be in my family’s prayers. I love you, I know this is hard, but you’ve got to keep pushing on. What would your momma want? Fight that fight, Sadie.”
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Authorities are now looking into the angle that he may have been a deranged fan.
Christina’s brother, Mark, is now being hailed a hero for tackling the gunman to the ground before he could hurt anyone else.
He has since released opened up about the tragic incident in a statement on his personal Facebook account.
“Christina was more than my sister,” he wrote, as reported by People. “She was a partner in life. A superstar. A goofball. Introverted. And a friend to everyone. Genuinely.”
Mark added, “But above all…she was my baby sister. She loved the Lord and her family and was always there for me and I honestly don’t know what ill do without her.”
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