Late Friday night, "The Voice" singer and Marlton, N.J. native Christina Grimmie was shot and killed outside The Plaza Live in Orlando while signing autographs for fans after performing.
Grimmie shared an enthusiastic Snapchat video to her Twitter account just hours before the tragic incident.
Ashlyn Hicks attended Grimmie's Orlando performance Friday night, and shared a short video on his Instagram account:
Grimmie's brother Mark reportedly tackled the gunman, who then shot and killed himself.
The Inquirer's Julia Terruso spoke to Mark Grimmie back in 2014 as part of a profile on Christina, then an up-and-coming singer and a finalist on "The Voice."
"The Voice" called Grimmie a "beautiful soul with an amazing voice," and offered condolences to her "friends, fans and family."
Season 10 winner of "The Voice," Alisan Porter, could only bring herself to tweet a broken heart emoji.
Grimmie was on tour with the band Before You Exit, who shared a tribute of the singer they described as "a constant beam of light and energy."
As news broke of the incident early Saturday morning, friends, fans and fellow singers took to social media to express their shock and share their sadness.