Harry Potter fans recreate Dumbledore’s funeral in moving tribute to friend killed in Orlando

A moving tribute…

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Luis Vielma worked at the Harry Potter ride in Orlando's Universal Studios.

Harry Potter workers and fans have paid a unique tribute to one of the 49 people murdered at Pulse nightclub.

Luis Vielma, 22, was a ‘Harry Potter nut’ who loved his job at Universal Studios, working in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Universal closed the Forbidden Journey ride he worked on.

And colleagues united with guests to raise their wands in tribute to their ‘kind and brave’ fallen friend.

The unique tribute was a recreation of the funeral of the fictional Albus Dumbledore, the gay headmaster of Hogwarts – his death and farewell is one of the most emotional moments in the Harry Potter books and films.

JK Rowling tweeted about the 22-year-old’s death yesterday saying: ‘I can?t stop crying.’

A friend of the Vielma family told reporters: ‘It happened at a LGBT venue, but Luis wasn’t gay. It didn’t matter. They went to dance and enjoy the music.’

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