Will Harry Potter live or die?

  March 7, 2005 at 8:50 PM ET
  Cheeser     HPANA
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JK Rowling's star wizard will die by the end of her Harry Potter book series, according to a 53% majority of over 15,000 votes cast in HPANA's informal poll. Most fans indicated Harry would sacrifice himself to save loved ones before the end of book seven.

We asked, "Will Harry Potter survive the series and become an adult?"

Here's the rundown as of this story (voting is still open):

41%: No, he'll sacrifice himself to save his loved ones.

29%: Yes, they all live happily ever after.

12%: Yes (for some other reason).

9%: No. If he's not killed, Jo will be hounded to write more.

5%: Yes, though it'll be at St. Mungo's.

2%: No (for some other reason).

The author has playfully hinted -- more than once -- at her leading character's unsure future (at least as far as fans are concerned; Rowling herself knows exactly how the series will end, having already written the final chapter).

We can only wonder if Jo voted in the poll, sometime between taking care of her newborn daughter and sealing up plans for the release of her highly anticipated sixth novel, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. (I just hope he's not whacked by evil French Deatheather Guillaume de Broggy in a deadly duel.)

UPDATE: The Sun (UK newspaper) mentioned this poll in an articleopens in new window!

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