League of Legends Pro Players respond to Christina Grimmie's death
Christina Grimmie, a contestant on NBC’s The Voice, was tragically killed on Saturday. She was signing autographs after a performance when she was shot by an approaching male. Grimmie was an avid gamer who played and streamed League of Legends and Super Smash Bros. Her rep released the following statement:
"It is with a heavy heart that we can confirm that Christina has passed and went home to be with the Lord. She was shot at her show in Orlando and, unfortunately, didn't survive the gun shot wounds. We ask at this time that you respect the privacy of her family and friends in their time of mourning.”
Grimmie had connected with a number of professional League players at events such as Summons Con. Dyrus, former Team Solo Mid player, tweeted about Christina’s death.
I'm not gonna act like I knew her super well but from my experiences you could tell that she really loved music and enjoyed video games
— Marcus (@Dyrus) June 11, 2016
Hai, a former Cloud 9 player, also expressed his condolences and recent memories of Grimmie.
— Hai Lam (@Hai) June 11, 2016
Even Bjergsen, current Team Solo Mid player, tweeted his condolences and memories of Christina.
Rest in peace Christina Grimmie, was lucky enough to meet her at LCS a few times. pic.twitter.com/3rMq7XbLjE
— Søren Bjerg (@Bjergsen) June 11, 2016
The gaming community has tragically lost an amazing individual, and the entirety of GameSkinny sends its heartfelt condolences to her family and friends.