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3 May 2017, 12:21 | Updated: 4 December 2017, 11:10
Some fans still aren't happy.
In an unexpected turn of events, JK Rowling has apologised for killing off one of the most popular yet love-to-hate characters from the Harry Potter franchise.
The author took to Twitter on the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts to apologise to fans for killing Professor Severus Snape, played by the late Alan Rickman.
Writing, “Okay, 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*”, the author announced that she was sorry for killing off the potions teacher.
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
Since 2015, JK Rowling has made it a yearly tradition to apologise for killing off a character on the anniversary of the fictional Battle of Hogwarts.
She started the tradition by apologising for Fred Weasley in 2015, and in 2016 apologised for Remus Lupin.
Fans were divided about how they felt about this revelation.
@jk_rowling yeah but why'd you kill all the hufflepuffs though? Justice for hufflepuffs— Calum McSwiggan (@CalumMcSwiggan) May 2, 2017
@jk_rowling Can't forgive. Wanted Harry to be able to thank him for his sacrifice.— (((Julia Williams))) (@JCCWilliams) May 2, 2017
@jk_rowling ok but WHAT ABOUT DOBBY— hana // هانا (@ohmygouldness) May 2, 2017