With the 18th anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts, “Harry Potter” series’ author J.K Rowling apologizes again for murders. The English author feels sorry for killing off our favorite characters which she has been doing in the last seven Harry Potter books.
After apologising on May 2 last year for killing Fred Weasley in Deathly Hallows, Rowling is back again to apologise. However, this time, she requests for forgiveness for the loss of Remus Lupin and his wife, Nymphadora Tonks, in her book.
J.K. Rowling conveyed in a remorseful tone that she “didn’t enjoy doing it,” Jezebel reveals.
The 50-year-old novelist has previously confessed that she intended for Ron Weasley’s father, Arthur, to die in the final battle. But sadly, he was spared in place of Lupin and his wife, Nymphadora Tonks.
According to M TV News , Rowling’s decision to not kill Arthur Weasley in the 7th and final book in the Harry Potter saga holds a solid ground. She confessed she had to kill Remus, to keep the flow of the story intact.
In her words, “if there’s one character I couldn’t bear to part with, it’s Arthur Weasley … I think part of the reason for that is there were very few good fathers in the book. In fact, you could make a very good case for Arthur Weasley being the only good father in the whole series.”
Since she gave Harry Potter a saddening past of losing father figures including James Potter, Sirius Black, and Albus Dumbledore, the last of the Marauders Lupin, had to die.
Lupin, played in the films by David Thewlis, was murdered by Death Eater Antonin Dolohov, while Tonks was killed by Bellatrix Lestrange, leaving their infant son, Teddy, an orphan.
Lupin’s death is a miserable incident for many fans, who fell in love with the werewolf, nicknamed Moony.
J.K Rowling took her regrets to her social media, where she expressed herself with a series of posts.
Rowling told one fan, who tweeted that Lupin “is and always will be my favourite character in the Harry Potter universe,” that it was “the best tribute he could have.”
Take a look at the author’s tweets below: