Harry Potter fans were all starting to love Professor Snape until SNAP! JK Rowling suddenly decides out of the blue to kill him in the story.

But the ever sweet Rowling apologised to all her fans last night via one of her tweets:

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*

Although we loved him so much, I guess it made sense to the story that he had to die. Like characters dying in Game of Thrones to make sense to the story, we all believe this is another case of something similar.

But well played, Rowling. Well played.

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