Christina Grimmie's killing gripped the nation — but was quickly overshadowed by other tragedies. On Sunday, June 10 – the second anniversary of Grimme’s murder – the Orlando Sentinel launches the first episode of a five-part podcast series: “Christina Grimmie: The Murder of a Rising Star.”
In Episode 1 of our podcast, "Christina Grimmie: The Murder of a Rising Star," we explore the young singer's path to fame, before it was cut short at The Plaza Live in Orlando.
Experts say Kevin Loibl followed a pattern familiar to celebrity stalkers in the internet age: A recluse who few people knew well enough to notice something was wrong. The came the night he shot and killed Christina Grimmie.
In “Like a Nightmare,” the third episode of the Orlando Sentinel’s Christina Grimmie podcast, we tell the story of the singer’s last performance and her tragic killing through the first-hand accounts of those who were there that night.
In Orlando's Darkest Days, the fourth episode of the Orlando Sentinel’s Christina Grimmie podcast, we tell the story of a string of tragedies in Orlando, which continued with the massacre at Pulse and the killing of Lane Graves by an alligator at a Walt Disney World resort.
In Episode 5 of our podcast, "Christina Grimmie: The Murder of a Rising Star," we explore the young singer's lasting legacy, which stretches far beyond The Plaza LIVE, where she was killed two years ago.