Harry Potter author, J. K. Rowling, has taken to Twitter and apologises for the fact that she had a particular character killed off in The Battle of Hogwarts.
The Battle of Hogwarts was a deadly fight between Voldermort, his gang and everyone else in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It was a devastating read for fans but apparently it was just as tough for Rowling to write.
The battle took place on May 2nd, 1998 and devastatingly, it took many characters with it. For this year’s anniversary, the author has apologised for another death as she promised to do. This time, it’s Remus Lupin.
She tweeted out a quick message to honour the character’s death:
Once again, it's the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts so, as promised, I shall apologise for a death. This year: Remus Lupin.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 2, 2016
“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,” Rowling wrote further. The fifth book gave a more detailed picture of the Weasley clan and their anti-Voldemort allies when Harry is holed in the hidden Black family residence.
“Arthur [Weasley] lived, so Lupin had to die,” Rowling admitted. “I’m sorry. I didn’t enjoy doing it. The only time my editor ever saw me cry was over the fate of Teddy.”
The tributes began last year when Rowling apologised for possibly the most heartbreaking death in the whole series: one-half of the Weasley twin duo, Fred.
She tweeted her feelings last May about killing off Fred Weasley which shocked every reader and promised to commemorate each anniversary with a tribute to a character.
She’s got a few more anniversaries yet as there is still Snape, Tonks, Colin Creevey and Lavender Brown to apologise for!
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