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J.K. Rowling weeps for Orlando shooting victim who worked on 'Harry Potter' ride

by Ree Hines /  / Updated  / Source: TODAY

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The mass shooting in Orlando — the deadliest in the nation's history — has personally touched people around the country and around the world, including "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling.

Luis Vielma was among the 49 people killed at an Orlando nightclub by gunman Omar Mateen on Sunday morning.

The 22-year-old worked at nearby Universal Orlando Resort on one of the park's "Harry Potter" rides.

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On Monday, Rowling tweeted about the loss, saying, "I can't stop crying."

Soon, those who knew Vielma reached out to the writer to share their memories and let her know how much she would have loved the young man.

Rowling responded offering condolences to all of the young man's loved ones.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 27: Author J.K. Rowling attends photocall ahead of her reading from 'The Casual Vacancy' at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on September 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)Getty Images file

Later, Rowling said she was also praying for another member of her extended "Harry Potter" family in Orlando who was in intensive care at a hospital following the massacre.

She also added a hashtag #LoveIsLove," which has been trending on social media following "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's powerful speech at the Tony Awards Sunday night.

See photos of global solidarity following the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.

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