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Sui Ishida Draws Tribute to Christina Grimmie After Her Death

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

Tokyo Ghoul creator Sui Ishida shared his condolences for the death of 22-year-old The Voice singer Christina Grimmie who was shot at the The Plaza Live theater in Orlando on June 10 and passed away the following day. Grimmie was a fan of Ishida's work. She displayed a quote from Tokyo Ghoul character Ken Kaneki on her Twitter bio and images of her trying on Kaneki's mask are also circulating on the internet.

Ishida drew this portrait with the the accompanying text: "This is for you. Have a good sleep."

The text within the image reads:
Nice to meet you Christina. I'm the author of "Tokyo Ghoul." I knew your beautiful voice a moment ago. Your singing is so nice. So, this is a present for you. I regret that I couldn't show my drawing to you. I pray your soul may rest in peace.

Grimmie was also a fan of the Death Note, Psycho-Pass, Free!, Mega Man, and Monster.

Grimmie competed on the sixth season of NBC's The Voice singing competition and was one of the final three contestants. She held a concert at the The Plaza Live theater in Orlando followed by an autograph session. During that autograph session, 27-year-old Kevin James Loibl shot Grimmie before being tackled by her brother, Marcus Grimmie. Loibl then shot and killed himself. The singer died from her wounds at the hospital.

Thanks to Niko and Rangit for the tips.


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