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J.K. Rowling Pays Tribute to Harry Potter Fan Killed in Orlando Shooting

J.K. Rowling Pays Tribute to Harry Potter Fan Killed in Orlando Shooting

J.K. Rowling Pays Tribute to Harry Potter Fan Killed in Orlando Shooting

J.K. Rowling paid tribute to a Harry Potter fan who lost his life in the Orlando shooting.

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Last night, J.K. Rowling honored the victims of the Orlando shooting in an emotional series of tweets. Specifically, she paid tribute to 22-year-old Luis S. Vielma; a dedicated Harry Potter fan who worked at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort. 

She posted her first tweet at 10:16 p.m. on June 12, which read "Luis Vielma worked on the Harry Potter ride at Universal. He was 22 years old. I can't stop crying. #Orlando". 

Rowling continued to tweet for several hours retweeting fans and engaging with people who knew Vielma.

She also expressed her hope that the Tony Awards ceremony would address the shooting and honor the victims, which they did. 

Although the shooting at Pulse Orlando is devastating, Rowling's effort to relieve the pain reminded me that "happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light."

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Levi Chambers

<p>Levi is an Arizonan who loves Disney, iced coffee and slip-on shoes. He&#39;s a content strategist who enjoys travelling and bingeing on YouTube videos.</p>

<p>Levi is an Arizonan who loves Disney, iced coffee and slip-on shoes. He&#39;s a content strategist who enjoys travelling and bingeing on YouTube videos.</p>