Taylor Swift pays tribute to Orlando shooting victims

"There are millions of us sending you love and our deepest sympathy," she wrote

Taylor Swift has paid tribute to the 49 people killed at gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando last week (June 12).

Omar Mateen killed 49 people and wounded 53 more when he opened fire on civilians at the nightclub in Florida in the early hours of Sunday morning. He was shot dead by police. It was the deadliest incident of violence against LGBT people in the history of the United States.

A GoFundMe page established for the victims of the hate crime has more than doubled the record amount raised on the site, with $5.35m (£3.75m) so far raised by 108,400 contributors in just five days, while another fund established by the mayor of Orlando, OneOrlando, has raised more than $7m (£4.87m). The money will go to the victims of the attacks and their families.

Swift’s tribute, posted to Instagram yesterday night (June 17), lists the name of every victim of the attack and addresses their families, “As you bury your loved ones this week, please know that there are millions of us sending you love and our deepest sympathy in the face of this unthinkable and devastating tragedy.”

Swift’s tribute follows those made by Adele, The 1975, Paul McCartney, James Corden, J.K. Rowling, Elton John, DJ Jodie Harsh and Kelly Osborne.