Singer Christina Grimmie, famous for her third-place win on “The Voice,” was killed by 27-year-old Kevin Loibl during a meet-and-greet after a concert in Orlando, Florida.
Christina was reportedly signing autographs at a merchandise table after her performance on June 10th, when she welcomed Loibl with open arms. Loibl approached the singer and shot her multiple times.
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Investigators report that Loibl was carrying two handguns and a large hunting knife at the time of the murder, and that they believe Loibl was at the meet-and-greet for the sole purpose of attacking the singer.Now, the reason why Loibl drove from his home in St. Petersburg, Florida, to Orlando just to kill the 22-year-old may be coming to light.
As TMZ reports, multiple co-workers of Loibl’s say that he had a very intense obsession with Christina. He was determined to change his appearance for the singer, getting hair transplants, Lasik eye surgery, and becoming a vegan. He reportedly listened to her music at work, as well.
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TMZ further reports that co-workers “teased” Loibl by telling him he could never “score” Christina because she already had a boyfriend—her producer. The International Business Times reports that this realization “enraged” Loibl. The information, however, has yet to be confirmed by police.
Loibl did have a violent past though. TMZ reports that he had previously gotten into physical altercations with both his father and stepmother.
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After shooting the singer multiple times, Christina’s brother allegedly tackled Loibl to the ground just before the killer took his own life.