Adam Levine, the Maroon 5 frontman who led Christina Grimmie to a 3rd place finish on season 6 of The Voice as her coach, took to Facebook and Twitter Saturday to mourn the 22-year-old singer’s death.
“[My wife] Behati and I are absolutely devastated and heartbroken by Christina Grimmie’s tragic death. Our hearts go out to her family” he wrote. “Christina was a natural, a gifted talent that comes along so rarely. She was taken from us too soon. This is yet another senseless act of extreme violence. I am left stunned and confused how these things can conceivably continue to happen in our world.”
Grimmie was shot and killed Friday night following a concert in Orlando, Florida. Levine shared his shock — “this just isn’t fair,” he wrote — over the incident on Instagram shortly after, expressing his love for Grimmie and saying he was “praying hard” for her to pull through.
In addition to Levine, representatives for NBC’s The Voice remarked on Twitter, “There are no words. We lost a beautiful soul with an amazing voice. Our hearts go out to the friends, fans and family of [Christina].”
Levine’s fellow Voice judge Blake Shelton wrote, “I’m stunned and disgusted and heartbroken that we lost that sweet little girl… Keeping [Christina’s] family in my heart and mind.”