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Orlando Victim Honored As A Wizard With New Figurine

Luis Vielma was an employee at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

A vinyl Pop! figurine in the likeness of Orlando shooting victim Luis Vielma was made to preserve his memory. 

Vielma, 22, was one of the 49 people killed during the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida on June 12.

Vielma was an employee at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at the Universal Studios theme park, so the Pop! doll features Vielma in Gryffindor-house attire, wand in hand.

J.K. Rowling tweeted her feelings about Vielma's death on June 13.

The maker of the figurine, Brandon Anderson, of Colorado Springs, Colorado told The Huffington Post that he made the custom creation after reading a post on a Funko Pop! Facebook page he's on. The post suggested that someone should make a tribute figurine for Vielma. Anderson did not know Vielma personally. 

The Pop! site allows anyone to order blank figurines for DIY customization. This iteration was made by Anderson solely for friends and family of Vielma as a tribute, so it won't be sold to the masses out of respect for them. He is currently attempting to get ahold of the family to give it to them. 

A representative for Funko told HuffPost, "Our thoughts are with Luis, his family, and everyone touched by the tragedy in Orlando." 

We won't ever forget you, Luis. 

This post has been updated to include Brandon Anderson's comments on his creation.

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