Published June 19, 2016
A week after the tragic shooting in Orlando took the life of Luis Vielma, a 22-year-old Harry Potter World employee, J.K. Rowling is still remembering the loss.
On Friday, a gathering of those close to Vielma was surprised with a wreath of red roses and carnations, sent by the "Harry Potter" scribe, along with a touching note.
"So… this happened," Vielma's friend Tim McKenny posted to his Facebook on Friday, along with photos of Rowling's message. "To Louis, who died for love. You will never be forgotten," Rowling's note read.
Rowling's kind note follows the heartfelt message she shared via Twitter on Monday.
"Luis Vielma worked on the Harry Potter ride at Universal. He was 22 years old," Rowling wrote. "I can't stop crying."
The author was clearly affected by the tragedy, making note of another Universal employee and Orlando victim, Tony, who is being treated for injuries in the ICU.