JK Rowling Feels Sorry For Killing Off Fred Weasley
On the 17th anniversary of the bloody battle of Hogwarts, best-selling author JK Rowling apologized to the Harry Potter fans who may still be mourning the untimely death of their beloved character Fred Weasley. Rowling took to twitter to say how sorry she was for the tragic demise of the fan favorite character.
In the seventh and final book, Fred Weasley who played Ron's older brother in the movie dies in the school's passageway by an explosion while fighting against the army of Voldemort and the death eaters. The character of Fred was played by James Phelps in the movie while the character of his twin brother was played by his real-life identical twin Oliver Phelps. Oliver also jokingly tweeted over the weekend saying how happy he is to have survived.
In addition to Fred, many other characters like Nymphadora Tonks and Remus Lupin also died in that great battle. After the fans pointed that out, Rowling revealed that she will be apologizing for one death every anniversary. She said that she started with the one that was the most difficult for her and that she bows her head in acceptance of all the reasonable fire.
Rowling also revealed that even though she had planned from the start that she won't be killing off any of the main three characters but there was a time that she came close to killing off the character of Ron Weasley out of sheer spite as she was going through an unhappy phase.