At this moment in the Harry Potter universe in 1998, the wizarding world was steeped deep in frenzied fighting. Sparks flew from wands, spells caused chaos all around and many great wizards and witches fell, fighting against the darkness embodied by Voldermort.
Connected as we are to so many of the characters we grew up with, their deaths in Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows left many fans devastated. Read the loss of Fred, Tonks and Lupin, Severus Snape and Lavender Brown to name a few. Today is the 19th anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts and like every year, J.K. Rowling apologised for killing off another one of our beloved characters. This year it’s Severus Snape.
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
The infamous headmaster of Hogwarts still remains a sensitive topic among many fans, as was seen in the Twitter war that was sparked off in 2015 after J.K Rowling revealed why Harry had named his son after him. With pro-Snape and anti-Snape fans out there, tensions are bound to run high after the tweet. But that’s the thing about the book, it will make you feel, always.