J.K. Rowling's Sweet Farewell for Orlando Mass Shooting Victim
"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling was deeply moved when she learned a worker at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Luis Vielma, was among the 49 dead in last weekend's mass shooting at Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando.
Immediately after the news broke, Rowling tweeted an adorable photo of Vielma with a note that she couldn't stop crying.
At a visitation for Vielma's family and friends held Friday afternoon, she expressed her grief for the second time in a week. People magazine reports Rowling sent a floral wreath to the gathering along with a handwritten note that read, "To Luis, who died for love. You will never be forgotten."
Vielma's obituary underscored why his job, running the theme park's Forbidden Journey ride, was so special to him:
"Luis then had the dream of all dream come true. He began working in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Luis loved Star Wars, Star Trek, Harry Potter and science fiction. He loved being able to go and be part of that every day he worked. There was no greater experience for him at this time."
According to People, Rowling spent time replying to Vielma's friends and co-workers on social media this weekend, offering her condolences.