J.K. Rowling Reveals Which 'Harry Potter' Character's Death She Regrets Most
Writer admits she feels guilty for bumping off one character in particular…
Some Harry Potter fans will never forgive J.K. Rowling for killing off the adorable Dumbledore, the principal of Hogwarts, but the writer herself is feeling guilty about another character’s demise.
Writing on her Pottermore website, the author reveals that she feels most regret about the death of Florean Fortescue, owner of the Diagon Alley ice cream parlor, in The Prisoner of Azkaban.
Rowling explains: “I originally planned Florean to be the conduit for clues that I needed to give Harry during his quest for the Hallows, which is why I established an acquaintance fairly early on.
“The problem was that when I came to write the key parts of Deathly Hallows I decided that Phineas Nigellus Black was a much more satisfactory means of conveying clues.”
She continues: "I seemed to have him kidnapped and killed for no good reason. He is not the first wizard whom Voldemort murdered because he knew too much (or too little), but he is the only one I feel guilty about, because it was all my fault.”
Meanwhile, Harry Potter fans have been thrilled to discover new Potter-related writing on the Pottermore site in recent weeks.
A message posted on Instagram read: "Christmas is coming early to Pottermore," with the site promising "a daily surprise."
So far this December, Rowling has released new stories related to Fortescue and Draco Malfoy.