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Anderson Cooper Gets Emotional as He Reads Names of Orlando Massacre Victims

'They are more than a list of names. They are people who loved and who were loved,' Cooper said.

CNN's Anderson Cooper was overcome with emotion as he read the same list of names of the Orlando massacre during Monday’s episode of Anderson Cooper 360.

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"In the next two hours we want to try to keep the focus where we think it belongs, on the people whose lives were cut short," Cooper said while choking back tears. “They are more than a list of names. They are people who loved and who were loved.”

"They are more than a list of names. They are people who loved and who were loved." - @andersoncooper #Orlando https://t.co/DkxxPC1XtW

June 14, 2016

Cooper also took to Twitter to list the 49 names of all of the victims.

We must remember them:
Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34
Stanley Almodovar III, 23
Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20
Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22

June 13, 2016

Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36
Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22
Luis S. Vielma, 22
Kimberly Morris, 37
Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30

June 13, 2016

Darryl Roman Burt II, 29
Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32
Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21
Anthony Luis Laureanodisla, 25
Jean Carlos Mendez Perez,35

June 13, 2016

Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50
Amanda Alvear, 25
Martin Benitez Torres, 33
Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37
Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26

June 13, 2016

Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, 35
Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, 25
Enrique L. Rios Jr., 25
Miguel Angel Honorato,30
Javier Jorge-Reyes,40

June 13, 2016

Joel Rayon Paniagua, 32
Jason Benjamin Josaphat, 19
Cory James Connell, 21
Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, 37
Luis Daniel Conde, 39

June 13, 2016

Shane Evan Tomlinson, 33
Juan Chevez-Martinez, 25
Jerald Arthur Wright, 31
Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25
Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25

June 13, 2016

Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, 31 Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega, 24
Jean C. Nives Rodriguez, 27
Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33

June 13, 2016

Brenda Lee Marquez McCool, 49
Yilmary Rodriguez Sulivan, 24
Christopher Andrew Leinonen,32
Angel L. Candelario-Padro,28
Frank Hernandez,27

June 13, 2016

Paul Terrell Henry, 41
Antonio Davon Brown, 29

June 13, 2016

The one name the openly gay journalist would not say was that of the killer.

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“There is one name you will not hear and the picture of a person you won’t see. We will not show you the gunman’s name or show his photograph, it has been shown far too much already,” Cooper declared.

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