AJ Rafael shares a moving tribute to Christina Grimmie

22-year-old singer was fatally shot while signing autographs after a show in Orlando.

Fans and loved ones are still reeling from the shocking murder of musician Christina Grimmie, who was fatally shot in Orlando on Friday night. Witnesses say Grimmie was signing autographs during a meet-and-greet at The Plaza theater when a man approached and opened fire. Grimmie died at the hospital.

The 22-year-old singer made a name for herself on YouTube, where she had a hugely popular following with more than 3 million subscribers. She also won a spot on season six of NBC's vocal competition The Voice, emerging as a fan-favorite contestant and finishing third overall.

On Monday, fellow musician, YouTube personality and frequent collaborator AJ Rafael posted a tearful, moving tribute to his friend, singing "In Christ Alone" in honor of Grimmie and her faith.

"When I heard the news I couldn't believe it. I still can't believe it," AJ shares in the video's description. "Her life was ended and she had so much more life to live... I'll always remember what a light and inspiration she was to millions around the world."

Rest in peace.


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