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‘Hamilton’ Star Dedicates His Acceptance Speech To Victims Of Orlando Attack

Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter

Lin-Manuel Miranda dedicated his acceptance speech at the Tony Awards Sunday night to the 49 people who were killed during the terror attack in Orlando.

The composer and lyricists said he wrote a sonnet to honor those who were killed. (RELATED: James Corden Opened The Tony Awards With This Heartfelt Tribute To Orlando)

“When senseless acts of tragedy remind us that nothing here is promised, not one day,” he said. “This show is proof that history remembers. We live through times when hate and fear seem stronger.” (RELATED: Celebrities Wear Ribbons At Tony Awards To Honor Victims Of Terror Attack)

“We rise and fall and light from dying embers, remembrances that hope and love last longer,” he continued. “And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love; Cannot be killed or swept aside.”

“Now fill the world with music, love and pride.”

Miranda won the Tony for Best Score for “Hamilton.”