REFRESH FOR UDPATES Fans, famous and otherwise, expressed shock and sadness over the murder of The Voice contestant Christina Grimmie. Deadline will update this post with additional responses today.
Robert Greenblatt, Chairman NBC Entertainment: “Christina’s talent, energy, and spirit set her apart as a true star, and this tragedy leaves a gaping hole in our NBC family.”
Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment: “Christina’s music inspired millions of people across America and we are heartbroken to think of the millions more who will never get to see this beautiful person and performer. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family, friends and all those who are currently feeling the depths of this horrible loss.”
Awesomeness TV: “We are incredibly heartbroken by the passing of Christina Grimmie (@TheRealGrimmie). We were thrilled to have her join our network last year, and we had the pleasure to work with her on her recent music special and the production of new music videos that were to air on her YouTube Channel. Christina was an incredible talent and bright light, and she had a deep personal connection with her millions of fans, while also making time to support the Humane Society. She will be missed by us all. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family, friends and fans. RIP Christina. – The AwesomenessTV Family”
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