Gay Man Wounded, Loses 28-Year-Old Partner in Vegas Massacre


Two of the victims of the Las Vegas massacre — the worst mass shooting in modern American history — were a gay couple, with one dying and the other recovering from his wounds.

Cameron Robinson died after being shot in the neck by Stephen Paddock, the 64-year-old man who slaughtered 59 and injured hundreds at the Route 91 music festival this weekend. Robinson was attending the concert with his partner, Robert Eardley, who was wounded in the attack but is recuperating.

"Cameron was an amazing, determined, hard working man that spent his life always striving to be better. He dedicated himself completely to everything he did. He loved whole heartedly which is how he did everything in his life," Eardley wrote to TV station KSTU, the Salt Lake City Fox affiliate. "He was so kind and sweet and caring. He was quiet and shy but once you got to know him he was goofy and fun and so enjoyable. His family and friends meant the world to him. His loss will leave a scar on us all. He will be missed greatly."

Robinson resided in St. George, Utah, but traveled to Las Vegas for work as a legal records specialist for the city. A GoFundMe page — set up to help with medical and funeral expenses — described the 28-year-old as an "amazing friend, son, brother, uncle, cousin, coworker and boyfriend" who enjoyed cooking and the outdoors.

Tags: Crime, Obituaries

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