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Vigil held in hometown of slain Voice star

Associated Press Associated Press 14/06/2016

Hundreds of people have gathered for a candlelight vigil in the New Jersey hometown of a singer who was gunned down after a Florida concert.

Family, friends and fans paid tribute to 22-year-old Christina Grimmie on Monday night in Evesham Township.

Grimmie was killed Friday night as she signed autographs after a show in Orlando. Authorities say she apparently had no personal connection to the man who shot her. The gunman fatally shot himself after being tackled by her brother, who spoke at the vigil. Marcus Grimmie told the crowd that his sister "loved this town."

Grimmie was a YouTube star who was widely known from her appearances on NBC's "The Voice" two years ago.

She lived in Evesham, a small community about 32 kilometres from Philadelphia, before moving to Los Angeles in 2012.

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