J.K. Rowling & Harry Potter Fans Honour Orlando Victim In Magical Ways

Publish Date
Thursday, 16 June 2016, 4:30PM
Photo / J K Rowling / Twitter

Photo / J K Rowling / Twitter

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 Vielma xxx