Date: 28th June 2006
Author J.K Rowling has revealed that at least two characters will die in the seventh book, but gave no clue as to who would end up meeting their maker.
In a Channel 4 interview, she explained the last chapter was written long ago and added:"The final chapter is hidden away, although it's now changed very slightly... One character got a reprieve, but I have to say two die that I didn't intend to die."
Then why kill them, JK?
When asked to give a bit more detail, she said: "No, I'm not going to commit myself, because I don't want the hate mail or anything else."
I suppose we can see her point.
But who could the unfortunates be? Hermione, Ron, Malfoy, Hagrid... Harry? We shudder to think.
There will obviously be a rush when the new title hits the bookshelves.
But try not to skip ahead to the ending and spoil your fun.
Source: Press Release