On May 2nd 1998, the Battle of Hogwarts was taken place and [J.K. Rowling], as promised last year, apologized publicy, through her Twitter account, for the death of one of her characters. This year’s chosen one was Remus Lupin.

Exactly one year ago, Jo decided that at each Battle of Hogwarts “birthday”, she would apologize on her Twitter for the death of one of the characters. Last year, the honored one was Fred Weasley since, according to her, it was the most painful death during the writing process. Still, each year, she will choose a character and apologize for their death.

Regarding Lupin’s death, Jo also said:

Furthermore, a reader said Remus Lupin is (and always will be) her favorite character and Jo said that’s the biggest tribute to Lupin.

News translated to English by Marina Anderi