- Publish Date
- Thursday, 16 June 2016, 4:30PM
Luis Vielma was only 22 years old when he was tragically killed at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub early Sunday morning.
By day, Luis worked at the “Harry Potter And The Forbidden Journey” ride inside the Hogwarts castle at the Universal theme park.
On Monday night, hundreds of Universal Studios workers – as well as Potter fans – stood outside the castle and raised their wands (and cell phones) in order to pay tribute to their fallen friend.
On the same day, J.K. Rowling shared her grief over the young man's death on Twitter:
Candles were also placed along the ride in Luis' honour:
Rest in Peace Luis. I love you so much. You helped me through a dark time in my life, your emotional and physical support helped me carry on, you taught me so much that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. You were taken away from me way too soon, it's unfair. Your spirit lingers within us all at the Castle, I've watched our team unite and you did that. You are our family, we are ALL one family. #forbiddenstrong #orlandostrong #orlando
Rest in peace Luis Vielma xxx