J.K. Rowling apologises for killing off one of her characters

Many of us grew up with Harry Potter on our shelves and if you were anything like us, you became emotionally involved in all seven books.

Yes, we shed a tear or two when Harry accidentally stumbled upon the Mirror of Erised and saw his mum and dad and when Dumbledore tragically died, but nothing prepared us for the tragic death of one of our favourite twins, Fred Weasley. 

And it seems, just like with us, the death of Fred during the Battle of Hogworts was the worst for J.K. Rowling.

Taking to Twitter on the day that marked the 17th Anniversary of the battle, the famed author wrote:

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

However, it seems it wasn’t just Fred's death that the 49-year-old was distraught about, saying that she was going to “apologise for one death per anniversary.”

Sadly, however, no matter how sad she feels about the loss of our favourite characters, it doesn’t look like there is ever going to be another Harry Potter book.

"I think Harry Potter 8, as in, what happened next to Harry, Ron and Hermoine…I don't think that's going to happen."