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Stephen King's viral tweet about Mollie Tibbetts and Las Vegas mass shooter Stephen Paddock

Posted: 8:26 AM, Aug 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-22 16:42:23Z

A tweet by horror novelist Stephen King is getting a lot of attention on Twitter after he commented on the death of Mollie Tibbetts and Stephen Paddock, who killed 58 people in Las Vegas during the Route 91 Harvest festival.

The tweet has received more than 1.2K comments and has been retweeted almost 7,000 times.

King also tweeted about the shooting in the early morning hours on Oct. 2.

And, the famous author has made several tweets in the past after similar incidents around the country. He is also an advocate for gun control.

In 2014, King removed his book titled "Rage" that he wrote when he was in high school in 1965. King said he did it because he feared it influenced kids to shoot up their schools.