Newswire: J.K. Rowling is sorry for killing Fred Weasley

J.K. Rowling killed loads of characters in her Harry Potter series, and one of the most devastating for fans and twins everywhere was the death of prankster Fred Weasley, one of several characters killed in the Battle Of Hogwarts. On the 17th anniversary of that last showdown with Voldemort, Rowling took to Twitter to apologize about the death:

Today I would just like to say: I’m really sorry about Fred. *Bows head in acceptance of your reasonable ire*

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 2, 2015

Ire is right. “Sorry” doesn’t bring him back and undo all that crying, does it, Rowling? In a subsequent tweet, Rowling revealed that out of all the characters she’s killed—Tonks, Lupin, Dumbledore, Snape, Dobby, Hedwig—Fred’s is the first she’s apologizing for because it was the worst for her.

.@Brieuc26Rankin I thought I might apologise for one death …

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