J.K Rowling Apologises For Killing Fan Favourite In Harry Potter


Today marks the anniversary of arguably the most important event of our young lives, the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts, which ended the Second Wizarding War and, of course, tragically claimed the lives of so many.

Fred Weasley, Nymphadora Tonks, Severus Snape and many more sacrificed their live to bring down The Dark Lord, but no death stings more than that of the beloved werewolf/teacher Remus Lupin.

To mark the occasion J.K. Rowling has apologised to Harry Potter fans for killing off Remus in the final battle of the magical saga, The Mirror reports.

Heading to Twitter, the beloved author wrote:

Once again, it’s the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts so, as promised, I shall apologise for a death.

This year: Remus Lupin. In the interests of total honesty I’d also like to confess that I didn’t decide to kill Lupin until I wrote [fifth book] Order [of] the Phoenix.

The writer also revealed that the decision to kill Lupin was ‘the only time’ her editor saw her cry, and that not everyone who got the chop in the last book was intended to die.

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She explained:

Arthur [Weasley] lived, so Lupin had to die. I’m sorry. I didn’t enjoy doing it. The only time my editor ever saw me cry was over the fate of Teddy.

Rowling has explained in the past that she decided to kill off Lupin and Tonks because she wanted ‘to kill parents’ in order to create ‘an echo of what happened to Harry just to show the absolute evil of what Voldemort’s doing’.

The creator of the wizarding world then said that one of the most devastating things about war is the children left behind.

She said:

As happened in the first war when Harry’s left behind, I wanted us to see another child left behind. And it made it very poignant that it was their newborn son.

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As sad as we are at Remus’ death, we could never stay angry at J.K. After all, she almost literally defined our childhood and, importantly, Lupin’s death did allow Harry to finally beat Lord Voldemort…