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As fans and family mourn "The Voice" alum Christina Grimmie, who was shot and killed while signing autographs after her concert Friday night, TODAY's Carson Daly remembers her spirit and talent.
"I think we're all still in shock we're all saddened by the news of Christina, who was just an incredible talent, and incredible person" Daly said on TODAY Saturday via phone. "It's just so sad. So young."
The 22-year-old singer was shot Friday night while she was signing autographs for fans after opening for the band Before You Exit at The Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida, according to police spokesperson Wanda Miglio. In a press conference, Miglio said Grimmie was shot around 10:45 p.m., and that Grimmie's brother tackled the gunman, who then turned the gun on himself. Grimmie later died of injuries sustained at a nearby hospital.
"Christina really was, she was special," Daly said. "She would walk in a room and have an infectious laugh. She was determined; she was confident. But she was so incredibly sweet."
Grimmie's death was confirmed Saturday morning by her publicist, Heather Weiss, who said in a statement: "It is with a heavy heart that we can confirm that Christina has passed and went home to be with the Lord. We ask at this time that you respect the privacy of her family and friends in their time of mourning."
Daly, also host "The Voice," said that Grimmie had such a voice, he was "surprised" she didn't win season six of the show (she finished third).
"Her star was shining so bright, which certainly makes this tragedy that much harder this morning," Daly said.
Like Daly, many "Voice" coaches, musicians and fans around the world are mourning Grimmie on social media. #PrayForChristina bacme the top trending topic on Twitter overnight Friday.