Additional 'Potter' deaths old news to fans

  October 9, 2004 at 3:28 PM ET
  Cheeser     HPANA
  harry potter and the half-blood prince, harry potter deaths


Fans of JK Rowling's Harry Potter series aren't shocked by wide media announcements that the author has warned of additional deaths in her final two stories.

In fact, the author hinted as far back as 2001 that there would be deaths in the series: "There are deaths, more deaths coming," she toldopens in new window the BBC then.

Recent widespread media attention of this very old news is the result of updates Rowling made on her official site last week:

Are you going to kill any more characters?
Yes. Sorry.

Little is known about the plot of Rowling's next installment, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, but fan sites have set up several resources for curious readers:

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