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‘I will miss you all my life:’ Father pens beautiful note to late son who died in the Surfside condo collapse

Luis hugs his late son in a photograph he shared on his Facebook page.
Luis hugs his late son in a photograph he shared on his Facebook page. (Courtesy of Luis Didi Bermudez)

SURFSIDE, Fla. – On Sunday night, four additional victims were identified in the Surfside condominium collapse.

One of those victims was 26-year-old Luis Bermudez of Puerto Rico.

“God decided that he wanted one more angel in heaven. I still do not believe it. I LOVE you and will love you forever,” his father, who is also named Luis Bermúdez, wrote on his Facebook.

In a photograph below the photo caption, Bermúdez hugged his son as they both smiled for the camera. He emotionally said the photo was one of the most beautiful they had together, and wrote a note on the photo’s back.

“My Luiyo. You gave me everything,” he wrote in black ink, “I will miss you all my life...I will never leave you alone.”

According to Miami-Dade Police, Bermúdez and his mother, 46-year-old Ana Ortiz, were identified as victims on Sunday night.

Ortiz’s newlywed husband Frankie Kleiman is unaccounted for, as are Frankie’s mother, Nancy Kress Levin, who lived on the same floor, and his brother, Jay Kleiman, who was visiting from Puerto Rico at the time of the collapse.


About the Author:

Nicole Lopez-Alvar is a Miami-born and raised journalist and TV personality covering South Florida and beyond for Local10.com.