Christina Grimmie, a singer who had competed on the US television programme The Voice, has been shot after a concert in Orlando and later died of her wounds, police in Florida say.
They say a man opened fire on her when she was signing autographs.
The assailant – who was tackled by Ms Grimmie’s brother – then shot and killed himself. The 22-year-old singer died in a local hospital.
In 2014, Ms Grimmie finished third during season six of The Voice.
In a tweet, Orlando’s police wrote: “With deep regret, we have confirmed Christina Grimmie, @TheRealGrimmie has died from her injuries.”
Meanwhile, Ms Grimmie’s publicist said: “It is with a heavy heart that we can confirm that Christina has passed and went home to be with the Lord.” READ MORE OF THIS STORY