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J.K. Rowling would like to ask for your forgiveness.
No, she's not exactly sorry that she hasn't started writing the next Harry Potter. Instead, she's looking back on the tragic deaths that occurred in the pages of her books.
With all of the shocking character endings readers have endured, which one was most upsetting to Rowling? It turns out to involve a Weasley.
"Today I would just like to say: I'm really sorry about Fred," Rowling wrote on Twitter Saturday. "*bows head in acceptance of your reasonable ire*"
Back in the fictional 1998, Fred Weasley died during the Battle of Hogwarts. As to why she chose May 2 to finally reveal the news, Harry Potter fans discovered that Saturday marked the 17th anniversary of the battle.