Monday, June 13, 2016
Pantera release statement on fatal shooting of Christina Grimmie
Pantera released a statement about the fatal shooting of musician Christina Grimmie at a meet & greet in Orlando, FL over the weekend. Grimmie was shot and killed by 27-year-old Kevin Loibl at the Plaza Live in Orlando, FL, who then took his own life.
Pantera wrote: "We are so sad and disappointed to hear that Christina Grimmie was gunned down the same way that Dimebag Darrell was. After Dime's murder, we all prayed that our industry (i.e. club owners & promoters) would do whatever they needed to do to protect artists from gun wielding fanatics. Sadly, that's not the case and another rising star had to pay the consequences with her life. SOMETHING NEEDS TO CHANGE! RIP Christina & RIP Dime, Jeff Thompson, Erin Halk, and Nathan Bray."