Pop singer Selena Gomez’s meet-and-greet event with her fans was canceled following the death of her friend and “The Voice” singer Christina Grimmie.
The 23-year-old “Come and Get It” singer had to cancel the meet-up with her fans after her Miami concert when the news broke that Christina Grimmie was shot to death in an autograph signing event in her own show, E! Online said in a report.
Meanwhile, the singer was not able to contain her emotions in her concert when she sang her hit “Nobody.” She then mouthed, “I’m sorry” to the audience. She also made a speech in memory of the late 22-year-old YouTube star.
“When she was 14, we met her and my parents and I signed her,” she said. “One thing about Christina and her family is that she holds her faith so closely to her. And I think it’s not about a religion and it’s not about anything or good deeds. It’s just that she had faith, and I don’t really understand how this really happened, but I would like to dedicate this next song to her.”
She also dedicated a version of Hillsong’s “Transfiguration” in memory of her friend.
In her social media page, Selena Gomez also posted a throwback photo of her with Christina Grimmie, with the caption, “My heart is absolutely broken. I miss you Christina.”
The former Disney star then shared a link to Christina Grimmie’s GoFundMe page which was organized by her stepfather.
Christina Grimmie was shot dead after the former “The Voice” contestant’s show at a Before You Exit concert in Orlando last Friday, Billboard said in a report.
Reports said that the talented pop singer was about to give a hug to fan Kevin James Loibl, 27, but he then fired her in the head, resulting to her immediate death. The suspect from St Petersburg, Florida then killed himself after the incident.
Christina Grimmie came to fame after clinching the third spot in “The Voice” and had also garnered a lot of YouTube followers.