J.K. Rowling Apologizes For Killing Off A Harry Potter Character — And Reveals Her Tear-Filled Last Minute Choice To Spare Someone Else!

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Unlike George R.R. Martin in his Game Of Thrones books, J.K. Rowling actually feels bad about the characters she kills off!

Today marks the 18th anniversary of the Battle Of Hogwarts — it took place on May 2, 1998 — and as tradition goes, the Harry Potter author celebrated by once again apologizing for another casualty from the epic battle!

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This year, Rowling apologized for killing off Remus Lupin in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, explaining to fans that she chose to kill the fan favorite character because she decided to let another character live!

Sharing with fans on Twitter on Monday, the writer sadly revealed:

So, it was Rowling’s decision to let Arthur Weasley live that led to Remus’s demise!

Harry has tragically lost father figures throughout the series — James Potter, Sirius Black, and Albus Dumbledore — so it makes sense that one last father figure had to croak.

And we’re happy it wasn’t the Weasley patriarch, AKA the best dad in the entire series!

Though Remus didn’t die alone in the final battle. His wife Nymphadora Tonks was also a casualty — leaving their infant son Teddy to become an orphan. (Kind of like another character we know├óΓé¼┬ª)

Do YOU agree with Rowling’s reasoning, or is her logic a bit riddikulus?

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May 2, 2016 5:27pm PDT

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