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.

    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. 😢❤️