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Orlando diaries: Luis Omar wanted to reach for the stars

Omar, as he was known to family and friends, at first seemed brash to 70-year-old Claudia Mason, a co-worker, but after getting to know him, she said, \"I realized he had a very outgoing personality.\"

Published: 15th June 2016 12:35 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th June 2016 12:35 PM   |  A+A-

By AP

Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20, wanted to be a star.

"He was one of the most amazing dancers," his sister, Belinette Ocasio-Capo, said. "He would always call me and say, 'I'm going to be the next Hollywood star.' He really did want to make it and be known.

Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo.png"Now his name ended up being all around the world, like he wanted — just not this way," she said of her brother, a dancer who was working at a Starbucks while studying theater.

Omar, as he was known to family and friends, at first seemed brash to 70-year-old Claudia Mason, a co-worker, but after getting to know him, she said, "I realized he had a very outgoing personality."

"His sense of humor was definitely his defining personality trait," she said. "Omar got along with everyone. Young, old, male, female, gay, or straight, it didn't matter to Omar."

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