Curtains For Harry Potter?
This posting has left many to jump to conclusions that the death would come in the next and second to final installment in the series, "Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince," which is due to be published next year. And many assume that it will be one of the "good guys" that dies.
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This isn't the first time that Rowling
has warned readers that a character would die. Prior to the release of
book five in series, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," Rowling
hinted that a character would meet a grim end and ultimately Harry's godfather
Sirius Black died in the story.
Harry will be safe until at least book seven, the final installment in the series. Rowling confirmed in an earlier interview that "He will survive to book seven, mainly because I don't want to be strangled by you lot. But I don't want to say whether he grows any older than that."