JK Rowling Apologises For Breaking Our Hearts With Key Harry Potter Death
To mark the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts, JK's said soz for killing off one of our faves.
Every year on May 2, J.K. Rowling commemorates the anniversary of the Battle Of Hogwarts, the blood-spattered battle royale at the end of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, and this year, she’s taken the time to apologise to ALL of us for killing off everyone’s favourite werewolf, Remus Lupin.
If you can put your brain through the trauma, you’ll remember that Lupin and his wife, Tonks, both bite the dust in the final battle with Voldemort and co., their bodies eventually discovered holding hands in death. ALL OF THE FEELS right there…
“Once again, it's the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts so, as promised, I shall apologise for a death," said Rowling on Twitter.
"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 Order of the Phoenix. I'm sorry. I didn't enjoy doing it. The only time my editor ever saw me cry was over the fate of Teddy."
One of the most shocking deaths in the series? It’s probably not quite on the same level as Fred Weasley (sob!), but it’s certainly up there. JK has a bit more apologising to do before we can forgive her for that one…
- By George Wales