J.K. Rowling Says She Will Always Be Sorry for Killing Off This Iconic 'Harry Potter' Character

*ALWAYS*

Getty Images

Potterheads know that one of the most wrenching scenes in the entire series was the Battle of Hogwarts, the fatal incident in the seventh book that resulted in the deaths of several beloved characters. It took place 19 years ago on May 2, 1998.

For the past two years, J.K. Rowling has honored the anniversary of the battle by apologizing for killing off one character per year.

In 2015, she caused a minor internet meltdown by apologizing for taking Fred Weasley's life.

This content is imported from Twitter. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.

(Sorry, I'm legit on the verge of tearing up while typing this. Fred's death was the worst in the whole series, don't @ me.)

And in 2016, she apologized for killing off Remus Lupin. She even admitted she cried over the decision, which left his son Teddy an orphan.

This content is imported from Twitter. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.

So this year, when a fan asked if Jo had made any more apologies...

This content is imported from Twitter. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.

She stepped up to the plate.

This content is imported from Twitter. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.

Get ready for this: She said sorry for killing off Severus Snape.

This content is imported from Twitter. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.

This is a BIG reveal because Snape was one of the most controversial figures at Hogwarts. His legacy was complicated—he tormented Harry and his friends for years, but ultimately, Harry came to respect him so much, he even gave one of his sons the middle name Severus in his honor.

In response to Jo's tweet, some fans came to Snape's defense.

This content is imported from Twitter. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.

This content is imported from Twitter. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.

But not everyone was on the Snape train.

This content is imported from Twitter. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.

And others made demands for future apologies.

This content is imported from Twitter. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.

This content is imported from Twitter. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.

Will Jo continue this tradition next year and beyond? To borrow a phrase from Snape, I only hope the answer is...

Follow Marie Claire on Facebook for the latest news, fascinating reads, video, and more.

This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
More From Celebrity