Sunday was a dark day for humanity. In the early morning of June 12, 2016, Forty-nine people were murdered and fifty-three others were wounded inside the nightclub by the gunman before he was killed by police.
Lady Gaga at a vigil held for the victims…
The attack is the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman in U.S. history, the deadliest incident of violence against LGBT people in U.S. history, and the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Several musicians took to twitter to express their grief…
so. much. violence. it hurts my heart. sending as much Light and love as I possibly can to anyone and everyone I can possibly reach.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) June 12, 2016
Last night – in celebration of pride- a group of people – people like you or me or your neighbors or family were dancing & listening to music & celebrating life, just like you or me or your neighbors would. And then, one man and his guns took that life away from them. That's cruel. And it's exactly against what America stands for. I try to make music that hopefully brings joy to people and makes people dance and makes people feel and makes people LOVE… Because there's nothing more pure and beautiful than that act- and the fact that that resulted in the largest mass shooting in American history leaves me heartbroken. I used to LIVE there. I hope we can wake up and realize we are ALL THE SAME. Just humans. One species. Just wanting to be LOVED. #PrayForOrlando #MoreLoveLessHate
Day 2, Same city, more people lost. Hearts breaking for the families of all those killed yesterday in Orlando, FL. Speechless. #Orlando
— OneRepublic (@OneRepublic) June 12, 2016
My heart goes out to those affected by the horrific shooting in Orlando… I am devastated. Let's just love and nothing else.
— Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) June 12, 2016
Just now catching up on the tragedy in Orlando… Sickening. Praying.
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) June 12, 2016
— Imagine Dragons (@Imaginedragons) June 12, 2016
My heart is broken this morning. So much hate in this world. So many beautiful innocent lives taken last night in Orlando. #PrayForOrlando
— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) June 12, 2016
Stand strong w/ ur pride, it belongs to u. Love is opposite of hate. My sincerest mourning 4 LGBTQ's suffering 2day pic.twitter.com/0n3A143GEg
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) June 12, 2016
Heart is with victims in Orlando, the very day Ukraine goes ahead with 1st major Pride parade amidst threats of a 'bloodbath'. Long road yet
— Hozier (@Hozier) June 12, 2016
This is almost unbelievable and so incredibly sad. https://t.co/R5h2nqutU1
— BASTILLE (@bastilledan) June 12, 2016
There aren't words enough to express the sadness I feel for the victims & their families of this tragic & horrific Orlando incident.
— Slash (@Slash) June 12, 2016
Praying hard. Cannot believe this. https://t.co/mEdRxsV8wB
— Florida Georgia Line (@FLAGALine) June 12, 2016
If you're in Orlando and are able, please go donate blood https://t.co/FwUX9YTybi pic.twitter.com/uP31w3ggDi
— backstreetboys (@backstreetboys) June 12, 2016
Our hearts are heavy for the unimaginable tragedy that happened last night in Orlando. (1/2)
— The Tony Awards (@TheTonyAwards) June 12, 2016
Additionally, the TONY Awards, which take place tonight in New York City, tweeted that tonight’s ceremony is dedicated to the victims of the attack.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the affected people and their families…