J.K. Rowling Is Sorry For Killing Off One Of Your Favourite “Harry Potter” Characters

    For a second year in a row.

    Here's J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series and queen of Twitter.

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    Last May, on the 17th anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts, Rowling tweeted an apology for killing the character of Fred.

    Today I would just like to say: I'm really sorry about Fred. *Bows head in acceptance of your reasonable ire*

    In a now annual tradition, Rowling apologised for another death in the Harry Potter franchise: Remus Lupin.

    Once again, it's the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts so, as promised, I shall apologise for a death. This year: Remus Lupin.

    Rowling revealed at what point she decided to kill the character of 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 if the Phoenix.

    And she told fans that Lupin's death hit hard.

    Arthur 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. 😢

    Teddy was left an orphan when Lupin (and his mother, Tonks) died during the Battle of Hogwarts.

    Many fans still grieve for Lupin.

    The best tribute he could have. https://t.co/SwY6vlXVPu

    His death hurt like hell. Especially with Teddy left parentless.

    It hurts, queen https://t.co/usYpnN8hqV

    We love you, Lupin. 😢❤️

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    Forever in our hearts.

    Rossalyn Warren is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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