Mexican talent show hopeful shot and killed

Gibran Martiz (Handout)

Gibran Martiz (Handout)

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, Last Updated: 5:28 PM ET

A contestant on the most recent season of TV talent show La Voz Mexico has been killed.

Gibran Martiz, 22, was kidnapped from his home in Veracruz on January 7, and his body was found over the weekend following a police shootout in Huatusco.

The business student was a big hit on La Voz Mexico's third season and was mentored by Wisin y Yandel on the show.

The duo paid tribute to the young hopeful after learning of his death on Monday, tweeting, "Our most heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and fans of Gibran. May God keep you in his glory.”


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