One of the 59 people murdered in the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas is being remembered by his partner as an amazing man.
Cameron Robinson (pictured, right) died after being shot by 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, who killed 59 and injured hundreds of others at a music festival in Las Vegas last weekend.
Robinson’s partner Robert Eardley was at the concert with him and was wounded by shrapnel in the attack.
In an emotional interview with CNN, Eardley told host Anderson Cooper about Robinson.
“I just can not say enough amazing things about that man. He’s such an example to everyone he came into contact with in his life,” he said, struggling to hold back tears.
“When I came out four years ago I didn’t know how it was all going to go with my family.
“It took someone as special as Cameron to be able to open everyone’s eyes and just learn love and acceptance.
“I’m so grateful to him for that and for the example that he was for me and my family and my kids.”
Eardley also described the terrifying moments immediately after the attack.
“I just wanted to make sure that he knew that he wasn’t alone in those moments and I held him and talked to him the whole time,” he said.
“My heart goes out to every single one of [the victims] and I want to make sure that the heroes of the situation are also noticed.”
He said he wished he could thank two strangers who performed CPR on Robinson on the way to the hospital.
“It meant a lot to me in those moments,” he said.
More than $27,000 has been raised to pay for Robinson’s funeral expenses via a GoFundMe page set up by a family friend.
Watch the interview below:
Bobby Eardley's partner died in Las Vegas: “I just can not say enough amazing things about that man." https://t.co/Xw1gTMa5ef
— Meg Wagner (@megwagner) October 4, 2017