Adam Lambert Honors Orlando Victims With Performance Of Queen’s “Who Wants To Live Forever”


Adam Lambert dedicated his performance of Queen's 1986 hit "Who Wants To Live Forever" to the victims killed in the Orlando tragedy.

New details have begun to emerge surrounding Omar Mateen, the man who killed 50 people and injured 53 others when he stormed gay nightclub Pulse with a weapon of war. Mateen, who is now responsible for the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, was reportedly a regular at the club and exchanged messages with at least one gay man on a gay dating app, reports Gawker. The underlying message here is Mateen could have been struggling with his closeted homosexuality, and acted out because of it.

As new information trickles in, artists like Adele, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Justin Timberlake and many more have shared their support for the victims' families and utter shock at the entire tragedy.

Adam Lambert also shed light on the Orlando attack, performing “Who Wants To Live Forever?” from Queen’s 1986 record A Kind of Magic during his headlining performance with the band in their final night of the Isle of Wight Festival at Seaclose Park in the UK.

“This song is dedicated to those that lost their life last night in Orlando, Florida, and anybody that has been victim of senseless violence or hatred,” Lambert said.

Following the performance, Lambert posted a link to a GoFundMe account to help raise funds for Orlando victims.

“The horrible tragedy in Orlando is BOTH a terrorism AND gun control issue. It is also a horrendous hate crime. It sicks me to see commentary in my own feed of people over how to classify or politicize it,” Lambert wrote. “This is not a democratic or republican issue. This is not just an LGBTQ issue. This is a HUMAN issue. 50 lives were lost. Let’s make sure we pay our proper respects first and foremost. Please do what you can to help the families of the victims. We need to mourn and to process.”

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