Succulent Books: J.K. Rowling apologises for Remus Lupin’s death on Battle of Hogwarts anniversary

JK Rowling apologises for death of Remus Lupin

J.K. Rowling has apologised to Harry Potter fans for killing off Remus Lupin in the Battle of Hogwarts.

The author has marked the anniversary of the wizard war from her magical saga by saying sorry once again for the death of a fan favourite in the final novel.

The battle – which featured in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – claimed the lives of Lupin, his wife Nymphadora Tonks, Fred Weasley and more, but some characters were not always intended to be axed.” […]

Should authors apologize to fans for “killing off” a beloved character?  Is it coddling or being polite by the writer, or both?   Life and storytelling are unpredictable, and so too are good story-lines.  I hope that Rowling’s followers will appreciate such a talented author and her candidness.