Once again, it's the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts so, as promised, I shall apologise for a death. This year: Remus Lupin.— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 2, 2016
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.— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 2, 2016
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. 😢— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 2, 2016
Baby Teddy! He's the son of Lupin and Tonks, who were both killed in the battle. Twitter is honoring the anniversary by trending #18YearsBattleOfHogwarts with some tributes that may make your eyes water.
Do you think they'll do a major worldwide event in 2018 for the 20th anniversary? We should probably feel bad for caring more about this than most real-life events, but ... nope.
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