J.K. Rowling apologizes for this 'Harry Potter' death

J.K. Rowling Apologizes For ‘Harry Potter’ Death

J.K. Rowling is apologizing for a death in her Harry Potter series. If you have somehow not seen or read the books or movies yet and don’t want them spoiled, you might want to read something else. There are spoilers in this article.

This is similar to another instance when the famous children’s book series author expressed regret that Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger ended up together. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Rowling had gone with the idea because it was the first conclusion she had, and it was a form of wish fulfillment.

The death that J.K. Rowling apologizes for is one that happened in the seventh book, Deathly Hallows, one which she claimed on Twitter affected her the most deeply. A fan asked her why this particular character was chosen, instead of some others, and that was the reason she gave.

Fred Weasley is the character that Rowling is apologizing for killing off, as a kind of homage to the battle which ended the series. May 2 was the 17th anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts, and she claims she will apologize for one death every year.

Fred and George Weasley were the pranksters who defied Dolores Umbridge the year she took over Hogwarts and eventually drove her out.

Eventually, Tonks and Lupin will get their turn, as well as possibly Dumbledore himself, and his killer, Professor Snape. Snape deserves a moment for being possibly the bravest character in the series, following the orders of Dumbledore while claiming undying allegiance to Voldemort. If he hadn’t done it, Harry Potter never would have been able to claim ownership of the Elder Wand and defeat Voldemort.

If you have a character in the Harry Potter universe that you had a problem parting ways with, as long as it wasn’t a villain, you can expect an apology in the next decade or so on an anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts.

Until then, we will have to be satisfied this year with J.K. Rowling apologizing for the death of Fred Weasley.

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