Geraldo Ortiz-Jimenez: Law student loved hitting the gym

Jimenez was in Orlando to see his favorite singer Selena Gomez

By Emilee Speck - Digital journalist

Geraldo Ortiz-Jimenez, 25, never missed a gym session.

The 25-year-old was known as "Drake Ortiz" to friends. He regularly posted workout selfies on social media, even sharing a photo from the weight bench the night before he was killed, on June 12, 2016 at Pulse nightclub.

“We will miss you at the gym here in Puerto Rico,” friend Wil Iglesisas wrote on Jimenez’s Facebook wall.

Ortiz was in Orlando visiting from Puerto Rico for a Selena Gomez concert at the Amway Center when he died.

“With the love of my life,” Ortiz said on a photo of himself and his favorite singer’s wax statue. He absolutely loved Gomez, his cousin, Tiffany Ortiz told the News York Times.

While performing two days after the mass shooting Gomez dedicated “Transfiguration,” singing a cappella, to the 49 victims, reported NOLA.com.

Born in the Dominican Republic, Ortiz graduated from J. P. McCaskey High School in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 2010, a spokeswoman for the school district told the New York Times.

Ortiz was studying law at Universidad Del Este in Puerto Rico.

The young man who listed acting as his profession, was killed exactly a month before what would have been his 26th birthday.
 

 

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