Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera

The New York Times tells us a little about one of the Orlando victims on its live update page.

Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36, was nicknamed Shaki and had been married to his husband for about a year, said his cousin, Orlando Gonzalez, 26.

Mr. Ortiz-Rivera lived in downtown Orlando, with his husband, and worked at a Party City and a Sunglasses Hut, Mr. Gonzalez said.

He had other passions: “He was very artistic,” Mr. Gonzalez said. “He was all about interior design. He actually knew how to cut hair and stuff. He was the one that everyone in the family” went to for design advice, Mr. Gonzalez said.

And, Mr. Gonzalez said, his cousin was “a goofball” who liked to dance.

“We always went to clubs together,” Mr. Gonzalez said, adding that his cousin liked house music, or “anything he could dance to, pretty much.”

Mr. Ortiz-Rivera went to Pulse on Saturday night, and never came home.

I hope he had a good goofball time last night, up until the end.

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