It’s that day of the year again. For Harry Potter fans May 2nd is the anniversary of the battle of Hogwarts, the bloody end to the wizarding war where Voldemort was finally defeated. And for the past two years on this day writer JK Rowling has apologised for killing off a character during the battle.
In 2015 she said sorry for Fred Weasley’s demise. Last year was Remus Lupin’s turn…
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
And this year, it’s the big one: Snape. Yes, the Snape played by Alan Rickman in the films.
OK, here it is. Please don't start flame wars over it, but this year I'd like to apologise for killing (whispers)… Snape. *runs for cover*— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 2, 2017
It’s hit us all hard. After all, Snape was the double-agent wizard whose love for Lily Potter saw him sacrifice his life for her son Harry. The hero who Harry would go on to name a child after. The man who brutally died at the hands of Voldemort’s serpent.
Why would you even bring that up? pic.twitter.com/mGB2st3oct
— M (@MXNHLLNKMP) May 2, 2017
We’ve got you in mind, Severus. Always.
@jk_rowling let’s all raise our wands in honor of those we lost during the battle of Hogwarts?
— E U N (@JuliaAndreyy) May 2, 2017