Newly obtained information shows that the man who murdered the beautiful and beloved singer in cold blood while she reached out for a hug was so infatuated with her that he went to great lengths to impress her.
Identified as Kevin James Loibl from St. Petersburg, Florida, he was a worker at electronics retailer Best Buy and his coworkers recently spoke to TMZ about his transformation in the time preceding the murder of Christina Grimmie.
Grimmie, who was known worldwide for her incredible talent as a singer and musician, had appeared on the 6th season of NBC's The Voice and shortly after finishing in the top three finalists - began her solo career.
His former colleagues claim that Loibl received surgical hair transplants, underwent laser eye surgery, and even adopted a vegan lifestyle in order to lose weight and in hopes of 'becoming her boyfriend'.
The 27-year-old traveled to Grimmie's concert with two handguns and a knife and shot her three times during a meet-and-greet following the concert. As the Daily Mail reports, she was actually reaching out to hug him when he began shooting.
Those same former co-workers also claim that Loibl was so infatuated with the singer that he became enraged when he saw pictures and rumors on the internet that she was dating her producer.
After shooting Grimmie, Loibl was tackled by her brother and then killed himself.
The tragic loss of this incredibly talented and beautiful, loving singer has shaken the world. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and fans during this incredibly difficult time.
Watch Christina Grimmie sing one of her newest songs, "Without Him" in the video below which was taken just a few days before she would perform her final concert.
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