Orlando Shooting: J.K. Rowling Remembers Wizarding World of Harry Potter Employee

Orlando Shooting: J.K. Rowling Remembers Wizarding World of Harry Potter Employee
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The author of the famous “Harry Potter” novels was in grief as she remembered one employee of Wizarding World of Harry Potter who was among the victims of the Orlando shooting on Saturday.


On Monday, J. K. Rowling shared how she felt upon learning that the themed-park’s employee was among the casualties of the attack on Pulse, a popular gay bar in Florida, reported E! Online.

The incident happened a day after “The Voice” alum Christina Grimmie was gunned down.

“Luis Vielma worked on the Harry Potter ride at Universal,” the “Harry Potter” author tweeted about the Orlando shooting incident. “He was 22 years old. I can’t stop crying. #Orlando.”

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As for the Universal Parks & Resorts, its chairperson, Tom Williams, said in a statement that “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this morning’s tragedy.”

“We stand ready to help our community in any way we can,” the executive added.

Meanwhile, multi-platinum singer Josh Groban admitted about being broken-hearted for what happened.

“I’m heartbroken for the victims, for Orlando, for the LGBT community, for our country,” he said. “When does it end?”

In the meantime, CNN shared the profiles of some of the Orlando shooting victims.

The 34-year-old Sarasota resident Edward Sotomayor Jr. was in love with black hats that he was eventually nicknamed “top hat Eddie,” and travelling was among his hobbies.

“Eddie was one sweetheart and I will miss talking and working with him. That smile and top hat is burned in my memory,” his friend Nikki Stjames said.

Another victim was 23-year-old pharmacy technician Stanley Almodovar III whom his mother Rosalie Ramos truly loved. In fact, she even made a tomato and cheese dip for him on the night he left. However, he no longer had the chance to taste what his mom lovingly prepared for him because of the Orlando shooting.

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