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Tony Awards will be dedicated to victims of 'unimaginable' Orlando shooting

/ Source: TODAY

As details are still emerging about the most deadly shooting in U.S. history Sunday, the Tony Awards will dedicate its show to the victims of the massacre.

"Our hearts are heavy for the unimaginable tragedy that happened last night in Orlando," the awards show said via Twitter Sunday. "Our thoughts are with the families and friends of those affected. The Tony Awards dedicate tonight's ceremony to them."

More than 50 people were killed early Sunday morning when Omar Mateen, 29, opened fire in the popular Orlando gay nightclub Pulse, according to police. Authorities say, as of Sunday afternoon, more than 50 more people were injured in the tragedy.

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The award show's reaction is just one of many signs of support that have emerged since the shooting.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, also during the Tony's, a scheduled performance of two "Hamilton" songs will forgo its use of prop muskets out of respect for the shooting victims.

In a press conference Sunday afternoon, President Obama said: "In the face of hate and violence, we will love one another. We will not give in to fear or turn against each other. Instead, we will stand united, as Americans, to protect our people, and defend our nation, and to take action against those who threaten us."

In New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio said that City Hall will be lit up with the colors of the rainbow to support the LGBT community.

As with many tragedies, there was an outpouring of shock and support for the victims on social media from countless politicians and celebrities: