The character was played in the film franchise by Alan Rickman who passed away in January 2016. Rowling has made a tradition of apologising for the characters she killed. In 2015, she apologised for the death of Ron Weasley's brother Fred Weasley and last year she admitted that she cried while writing Remus Lupin's exit. (ANI)
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* J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 2, 2017
JK Rowling apologises for killing Prof. Snape in 'Deathly Hollows'
| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST
New Delhi [India], May 3 (ANI): Harry Potter helmer JK Rowling has apologised for the moment that made millions of Pottermores really sad - death of Professor Severus Snape. The 51-year-old-author took to Twitter and expressed regret for killing the potions master on the anniversary of fictional Battle of Hogwarts. She wrote, "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*"