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Pantera comments on shooting of Christina Grimmie

Sunday, June 12, 2016 11:22 AM PT

Pantera has put forth a statement regarding the murder of singer Christina Grimmie, who was shot and killed on Friday, June 10 following her performance in Orlando, Florida. Pantera guitar player "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott was killed onstage in 2004.

"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."

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