Luis Vielma (Credit: Twitter)

J.K. Rowling pens Twitter tribute to Harry Potter theme park worker killed in Orlando massacre

22-year-old Luis Vielma "brought smiles to every one he met," said a friend whose post Rowling re-tweeted

Scott Eric Kaufman
June 13, 2016 6:11PM (UTC)

Shortly after news of the Orlando massacre broke, fans of Harry Potter informed J.K Rowling that employees of the Universal Orlando theme park based on her books were among the dead and injured -- Luis Vielma and someone, still unidentified, named "Tony." She responded with heartfelt support:

She began re-tweeting other messages from friends of Vielma:


At which point she pinned her tweet about Vielma to the top of her timeline:

Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at

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