J.K. Rowling apologizes for the death of this popular "Harry Potter" character
On the anniversary of the "Battle of Hogwarts" J.K. Rowling (52) once again apologizes for the death of a beloved "Harry Potter" character. This has become a tradition for the author in recent years. And also on this 2nd of May she used Twitter for it. Rowling praised "someone who did not die during the Battle of Hogwarts, but gave his life to save the people who won them." And the 52-year-old added: "Of course I'm talking about Dobby, the house elf."
It's that anniversary again. This year, I apologize for killing someone who did not die during the #BattleofHogwarts, but who laid down his life to save the people who'd win it. I refer, of course, to Dobby the house eleven.
? J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 2, 2018
Dobby first appeared in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" as the battered house elf of the Malfoy family. At the end of the book, Harry gets Lucius Malfoy to release Dobby, and spends the rest of his time as a proud, free elf loyal to Harry and his friends. In "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," Dobby is killed by Bellatrix Lestrange as he helps Harry and Co. escaping from the Malfoy House.
Even for Snape's death, she said "Sorry"
Last year, Rowling apologized on May 2 for killing Severus Snape. Previously, she asked the fans for the death of Remus Lupine and Fred Weasley's forgiveness.
"The Battle of Hogwarts" takes place on May 2, 1998 in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and last volume in the series. To date, an estimated 50 million copies of the book have been sold worldwide, making it one of the best-selling books in the world.