Top 10 Saddest Harry Potter Deaths

The Top Ten Saddest Harry Potter Deaths

1 Severus Snape Severus Snape is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. He is characterised as a person of great complexity, whose coldly sarcastic and controlled exterior conceals deep emotions and anguish.

Honestly, when Snape dies it was so sad. It was the saddest death in the entire series! Snape died for the sake of the wizarding world, for Harry. I must admit he was harsh to Harry in his classes, but he truly cared for him and Harry was the one person he wanted to protect. All this because of Lily Evans. I just cannot understand why so many people insist that Snape is evil, he may be mean at times but that is what makes his character so interesting.

I did not know if I should have been happy or sad about his death until I saw his depressing memories and I was damn this is just awful and since he made that unbreakable vow he had to kill his only true friend

He looks very calm and controlled, but his past is one very sad. His love for Lily and his grief when she died at the hands of Voldemort is just so heartbreaking.

Although he was he was super mean to Harry, he just was angry about James, his arhnemisis, marring Lily, the love of his life

2 Dobby

By far the saddest death in my opinion, he did everything for Harry Potter. He was so sweet and adorable.

An innocent house elf, On his tombstone it said
"Here lies dobby, A free Elf

Dobby is one of the saddest deaths in Harry Potter because he was just trying to help his friends and paid for it. but his memory will live on

Dobby is very cute and tiny, like a child. The death is depicted very beautifully and sensitively.

3 Sirius Black

Sirius didn't simply die, he fell through the veil. It was the most heart-wrenching death to go with his sorrowful story.

In adolescence, Sirius did not fit in at home, and his family life was seemingly miserable. That kid must've been messed up, yet he hung through it and made amazing friends. He unified the Marauders. After seven long years of Hogwarts, the Marauders all graduated and parted, yet Sirius' bonds remained.

Sirius' life was turned upside down when he found James' and Lily's dead bodies. His best friend, Pettigrew, betrayed them all, and his other best friend, Lupin, believed him to be guilty of murder.

For twelve years, Sirius was pent up in Azkaban, having the life sucked away from him by the Dementors. He should have been partying with friends, staying up late and having a laugh, when instead he was left to rot in a cell.

After twelve years, Sirius Black was finally free, only to be kept inside and under cover. He wasn't allowed to fight ...more

I was so sad when he died because he was such a happy person and he went through so much time is jail for nothing and still wanted to do good things for the world

Sirius Black was the only father-like figure left for Harry. He loved him like a son, and Harry loved him too. Their bond was so heartwarming and strong so I was very upset to see Sirius die.

Sirius black was my favorite character and Harry's reaction to his death was the saddest thing ever. He was a good mentor to Harry and showed so much love. His inspiring quotes were so amazing too! I also wish he wouldn't have died because he would have easily realized RAB was his own brother.

4 Fred Weasley

When Sirius died, I felt deeply sad cause he was an innocent character and he was the only family left for Harry.
But still, I was able to restrain myself from crying.
When Dobby died, I cried. A few tears were rolling down my cheeks.
When Fred died, I couldn't stop from crying.
I was literally sobbing.
To me, Fred's death was the most heartbreaking one.
As a kid I loved the Weasleys so much and Fred and George have always been my favourite Weasleys along with Ron.
Whenever there was a Fred and George, it would make me laugh.
Fred and George were always here to bright up the day.
Their jokes and tricks would make anyone forget about the danger that's persisting.
Besides, George is incomplete without his twin.
You can't separate twins. They sort of have a strong connection.
And Fred and George did everything together.
They made everyone laugh together.
They counted on each other.
So knowing that George was left alone makes me feel so ...more

When I was reading and watching harry potter Fred was my favourite and still is. He was the person I grew up with and I still love him and think that he was the most amazing character in the whole book. I thought and still think that his and Georges tricks and pranks were the best thing ever Fred's death was the saddest death because he was a very much loved character and his whole family was devastated which made it even worse. In the book, Percy had only just come back to his family and Fred's last words were about him and in the movie when Ron sees that Fred is dead it is heartbreaking and then when you see Georges face it tears your heart into a million pieces. The whole family is torn apart and everyone reading or watching feels his death deeply.

The absolute jokester does not deserve such a death. He was the one who did some terrible things to Umbridge, and she deserved it. He went to pick Harry up in the second book with Arthur's flying car. He founded the shop Weasley's Wizard Wheezes and increased the income for the Weasleys. I gotta say, when he died, I basically had the giant box of Kleenex next to me.

The weasley twins were amazing characters and I'm sad to see him go. Why jkrowling!? Why?!

5 Dumbledore Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.

To me, Dumbledore was my favorite character and I thought it was the worst death. I was very depressed when I found out that he died. I felt Dumbledore was a great man and it scared me a lot due to his death. I really felt sorry for him.

He was the HeadMaster and was nice to Harry and his friends and never got them introuble

really Dumbledore? did you have to break everyone's hearts by deing?

Wow this death really shocked me and for a while I didn’t like Severus anymore. Until I saw his always scene

6 Hedwig

hedwig couldn't talk but he made harry feel so much better when he was with the Dursley's

Animal deaths are just so cruel, but hedwig had to be the worst one

When I found out about this I was playing Harry Potter trivia with my cousin on New Year’s Eve and I just face planted into the floor and did not respond for five minutes

Only death I ever cried at. I feel like Hedwig is so underrated! I was balling in the theater the other sad deaths were Dobby, Fred and Tonks, considering Fred and Tonks are two of my favorite characters. And Dobby is in my top 15!

7 Remus Lupin

Wonderful character. I don't know why JK Rowling had to kill all my favorite characters.

It was so said when Remus died with Tonks. They had a child of their own!

The saddest death by far. Remus Lupin was a father for just under a month when he met his end - mikelatham

It's not fair that Remus Lupin is 7th on this list. It's not fair the way her died. It's not fair that he does at all, really. Lupin was my favorite character who died. I loved him since we met him, I was devastated when I found out he was a werewolf, I thought we'd never see him after he stopped teaching, and I was overjoyed when he came back in Order of the Phoenix. But when he died, I didn't cry at all. Why? Because it didn't register that he had died. It didn't hit me at all, because we didn't see it. Lupin was a great character, he deserved a great death scene. Sirius had one, Snape had one, Dumbledore, Dobby, Fred, and even Hedwig all had one. But not poor Lupin. We just walk in on his dead body, never getting to see him for what I'm sure, knowing Lupin, was a heroic death. It feels like a kind of disrespect to his memory that JK Rowling didn't take the time to give Lupin and Tons something, yet even still his death is "ridikulus"ly sad, to quote his first lesson. RIP to the ...more

8 Cedric Diggory

I wanted something to happen between Cedric and Harry but that can't happen now

Poor Cedric. He could have been an excellent Quidditch player!

Although he didn't get much page time before GoF and wasn't as developed as many characters, this was the first non-villain death of someone we actually knew. So it hits you HARD, man. (Don't even remind me of his parent's reactions or I might cry). Harry was so traumatised by his death, more so than any of the other horrors he had experienced. Cedric was good and kind and brave, he deserved a long and happy life...instead he died at 17. What makes his death even worse is how unnecessary it was (seriously, Peter, you could have used stupefy) and how he would have lived if Harry hadn't tried to do something NICE. Remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he crossed the path of Lord Voldemort. Remember Cedric Diggory.

I don't think he was the saddest death, that still lies with dobby but it was extremely sad the main reason being his father. Its one thing to lose a parent it's another to lose a child. When I watch him scream " MY BOY " I always have tears it's just heartbreaking no other word for it.

9 Lily and James Potter

For me, it was James' death that was the saddest. Sadder than Sirius, sadder than Dobby, even sadder than Fred.

Reason #1. Lily Potter would have had to hear him die. Or just see a flash of green light and hear a sickening thump, her husband's body hitting the floor. She didn't even have time to grieve, she just had to understand that even if she survived that night, she would live the rest of her life without James. Without her best friend, her husband, her soulmate. She knew that her son would live his life fatherless.

Reason #2. Sirius Black found James' body. I feel like people always forget about that fact. Sirius had to walk inside that house, and see with his own eyes the dead body of his best friend. Probably the person who meant the most to him in his whole life. He probably knelt over James' body, tucked a bit of hair behind his ear, maybe kissed his cheek, and then had to step over his best friend to get to Lily, and save James' son.

Reason #3. James' ...more

What if James and Lily didn't die and have a long lovely life with their ordinary son Harry?

Why?! Harry Potter is left alone, Sirius Black torn apart, Remus Lupin heartbroken, Hagrid pertrified, McGongall left in tears... Petunia... overjoyed! - LilyGladon

Revenge is good because villain his friend and you mean sister

10 Nymphadora Tonks

Same as Sirius. Really sad, not enough time to know her. And her poor son

I liked Tonks so much I teared up a bit when I found out she was dead. My two favourite characters dead in the same sentience. "As Ginny and Hermione moved closer to the rest of the family, Harry had a clear view of the bodies lying next to Fred: Remus and Tonks, pale and still and peaceful-looking, apparently asleep beneath the dark, enchanted ceiling." Anyone who reads this has to appreciate that I had to go to look for my copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, then find the sentence so that I could copy it word-for-word.

I think Tonks and Lupin were the saddest because they had just got married. And after what maybe 2 years Tonks liked Lupin and Lupin Tonks. And just now they get married! Then they have a little boy. And if my maths right they got to spend 18 days with their kid before they died. And that's if you count his birthday. Also not only did that's leave Teddy and orphan but it left Tonk's mother with no Family. Her husband dead her sister dead and the other doesn't care about her. Her daughter now dead and her son-in-law!

I sobbed when I found out Tonks was dead she was one of my favourite characters :(

The Contenders

11 Colin Creevey

This is sad, Colin and Cedric, both died at a young age, they both died at a similar age (Colin died at 16, while Cedric at 17)

Colin creepy was my crush growing up until the tragic day on May 2 1998. That camera will always hold a place in my heart and soul. He can always take pics of me

I don't know why, but his death is really miserable... His father (milkman): Young... young... Colin... so brave... so pure... so...
Harry Potter: Annoying! - LilyGladon

The movie doesn't show this kids death, but when I read it in the book I couldn't stop myself from getting a little teary eyed. He was one of the funniest children in the series and when Neville picks up his body... man

12 Alastor Moody

This death came to me as a shock and I was devastated that he died. I was shocked that he COULD die, he was so strong

Not to mention that his magical eye had to be stuck on Umb*tch's door. - RoseWeasley

He was one of the best, bravest, coolest, characters. He had a likeable personality. When you think Moody you think of him always being on guard. - FizzyCocoaMan

He looked like he had SO much potential to be an even greater character than he already is. Did he have to go and die before the stuff gets real?

13 Peter Pettigrew

Why is this even 14 This guy was mean and nobody should feel remorse for the dude. I mean like PEOPLE

He didn't turn good. He was in debt with Harry, so when he was unable to kill him, Voldemort used the silver hands to strangle him.

No no I'm happy the jerk died

*Sad because he turned good in his final moments
Cause: Strangulation
Killer: Himself/Voldemort

14 Lily Potter

She was an amazing mother the fact that she gave her life to save her son so he could become the amazing kid he was

She gave up her own life for harry!

No not Harry

Lily potter was a very sad death I cried at all the deaths but I cried a lot when snape hugged her 😭

15 Aragog

She was a single mother just trying to support her little arachnids

I know it was a spider and I hate them but this was still really sad

I know that Aragon nearly killed Ron and Harry but the moment he was announced dead was unbearable...:( - LilyGladon

Hey top comment person, Aragog is a male.

16 Harry Potter Harry James Potter is the title character of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. The majority of the books' plot covers seven years in the life of the orphan Potter, who, on his eleventh birthday, learns he is a wizard.

I wish Harry didn't die in cursed child. It was so painful the way Rowling described the pain everyone felt when the boy who lived twice finally died.

He didn't die, any of the times even when someone casted Aveda kedravra. - Lily_Potter

He didn't die, but he was still one of the bravest characters in the series

Harry was alive but died in the cursed child book.

17 Xenophilius Lovegood

He ain't dead people

He's not dead he was put in azkaban I think

He amazing and so not dead...!

He was not dead

18 Phoenix Fawkes

tecnically phinixs (that's how you spell it , right?) are imortal... - Murphypaw

He saved Harrys life



19 Regulus Black

Didn't know him for that long so I don't really care to much

REGGIE! His brother didn't find out about his brave sacrifice. He didn't even need anybody to know he knew and he went through all that pain so that someone MIGHT be able to destroy the Dark Lord. He also took the potion and made Kreacher leave because he cared about a house elf which tons of wizards even the "Good" brother Sirius thought of as inferior more than his own life. Don't get me wrong I love Sirius too. But it gets on my nerves that know one ever remembers Reggie. Rant over.

Sirius died thinking Regulus was loyal to the Death Eaters.
Regulus died knowing his brother loathed him for it.

Just when he turned good...

20 Ariana Dumbledore

She was so sweet and kind she did not deserve that tragic death

I wish I had seen more of her story.

Very sad death

21 Basilisk

The Basilisk was a beautiful creature. It loved life. In it's early life, the Basilisk sat in his room inventing neat gadgets. It's mom and dad did not support his creative side. He moved out at a young age, only 15, started a business. He sold neat little things. He unfortunately found out about the death of his mother, and fell into depression. The Basilisk fought through it though, and reopened his shop, and sold the best darn things he ever had! He invented the can opener, the toilet, and even invented a few spells. He was sleeping, and then was woken by an evil boy, who killed him with a sword. R.I.P., Basilisk. You will be missed. - FizzyCocoaMan

Is this a joke? This was the monster in the Chamber of Secrets that was petrifying Mrs Norris, and Muggle-born Students. Hermione is one remember. They needed Mandrakes to bring people back to life. Mandrakes are dangerous plants but heal.
Salazar Slytherin put this in the Chamber of Secrets 50 years before.
Tom Riddle framed Hagrid.
Lucius Malfoy put a Horcrux, Voldemort's diary into Ginny's cauldron and she was possessed by Voldemort's soul.
Moaning Myrtle real name Myrtle Warren a 14 year old girl who was obviously emotional with puberty, periods. Was also being bullied and hid in the toilets and was killed by it when Tom Riddle was using it to kill.

The Basilisk was loved by all. He was just extremely misunderstood. All he wanted was a little reading material it’s not his fault it was a horcrux. When Percy kills him in the 5th book the deathly hallows I wrote ms. JkR a strongly worded email. #JUSTICEFORBASY

Wow I can't stop laughing - pouria_mt

22 Moaning Myrtle

She was bullied all her life and died out of nowhere because she tried to tell a boy to get out of the girl's bathroom in some school. Not the saddest death, but definitely a undeserved, miserable one. And she didn't even get to tell the boy off.

Moaning Myrtle seriously needs a boyfriend - LilyGladon

23 Crookshanks

Human dies* me: Should have been more carful. *cat dies* me: GASP! *SOBS * WHYYY SO SADD WHY

I. Hate. Animal. Deaths.



24 Fang

Fang died?!

Fang didn’t die

I love fang I wish I had a dog 🐶

25 Ted Tonks

Ted died> Really do your research!

I clicked here because I want u see meh post
1.Severus Snape
2.Albus Dumbledore
3.Sirius Black
5.Err... Ron originally was going to die, Rowling said it her self

26 Frank

The Riddle family gardener who was accused of murdering them. Though there wasn't enough evidence to convict him he remained the rest of his life as an outcast.
Died when watching over the one house he worked at all his life.

In the 4th book the first person Voldemort killed. Correction the first muggle Voldemort killed.
Not so sad but for some it is.
It could be in top 20s. Or should take voldys spot.
by the way why didn't umbridge die. The reason I hate pink.

27 Binky

Hermione's line to Lavender look at it logically she was under the Time Turner all year for crying out loud, taking too many classes. She took every single new subject in the third year for smartness. She finally dropped Divination during crystal ball reading and then at the end of the third year she dropped Muggle Studies because of the Time Turner.
How would you feel if you did what she did?

Binky, Lavender Brown's pet rabbit, died in the third book.

Hermione was terribly mean to Lavender about it. Said to look at it logically!

Is a rabbit really that important? 😐😐 - pouria_mt

28 Pandora Lovegood

If I were Luna I'd have depression

29 Nearly Headless Nick

Nearly headless nick is my favorite ghost me and my friends talk about him all the time I just love him to much

Good friend of harrys

30 Vincent Crabbe

HAHAAA he is so fat and I'm VERY happy he died cause he is the boy who burned to DEATH.
R.I.P Vincent crabbe the burnning crab

Vincent Crabbe, the Boy Who Was On Fire! Ha you'll get it if you've read the hunger games

He deserved it

This was sad but I think he deserves it

31 Francis the Fish

He was so inspiring.

Who is this

Truly the bravest character in the series.

It was so sad...

32 Scabbers

I don't know.. Rats are cute and all.. But Peter is just awful... He's.. Not even a rat I guess so I hate him.

The sad thing is, Peter pet tigers is different to scabbers, but they were trapped in the same person... If u know what I mean. Scabbers loved Ron, and when Peter died, scabbers died too. I honestly cried.

He was a rat but he was a good guy

Scabvers technically didn't die Peter did

33 Petunia Evans

Um come on people - pouria_mt

Read Cursed Child.


34 Barty Crouch Sr.

What Makes It More Tragic Is That His Own Son Killed Him

He was a good man to Percy AKA weatherby

It was a tragic this whole barty crouch jr and sr.

35 Caradoc Dearborn

Who is that?

who? - pouria_mt

36 Ignotus Peverell

I don't care

37 Hagrid's Dad

I didn’t even know who his dad was so. I mean it’s still depressing but...

He picked up in his hand
plus how did he impregnate a giant props to him

Hagrid is to nice to lose a dad

38 Rubeus Hagrid Rubeus Hagrid is a fictional character in the Harry Potter book series written by J. K. Rowling. Hagrid is introduced in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone as a half-giant and half-human who is the gamekeeper and Keeper of Keys and Grounds of Hogwarts, the primary setting for the first six novels. more.

Hagrid thankfully did not die. - ParasN2000

I loved Hagrid

39 The Bloody Baron


40 Morfin Gaunt

Though from an inherently evil family his imprisonment in Azkaban and later death was quite the injustice.

I don't know why but I felt sorry for him - pouria_mt

41 Professor Quirrell

I asked my teacher if she was hiding Voldemort underneath her hijab. She rolled her eyes at me

He got bullied his whole life and got forced to be bad. Unfair completely and I can't believe Harry ended him like that. One more thing. TROLL IN THE DUNGEON!

It's still sad since he was so shy and didn't want Voldemort to hide in his turban... - Winterush

42 Astoria Malfoy

She shouldn't have died...

Draco turned good so it was sad to see Astoria die

Read Cursed Child The Journey

43 Merope Gaunt
44 Kendra Dumbledore
45 Voldemort Lord Voldemort is a fictional character and the central main antagonist in J. K. Rowling's series of Harry Potter novels. Voldemort first appeared in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, which was released in 1997.

*Sad because when he died it meant that the series was over
Killing Curse
Harry Potter/Neville Longbottom

Although he is by far the most evil character ever imagined his death signified that the series had finally come to the end.

But he didn't have a soul. Sure, he was mortal, but his soul was destroyed, he had rejected any opportunity to be a good person. It's like Dumbledore said... He had light within him, and it's sad that in the end, he didn't choose to act on it.

Why is the Lord not the first on the list, he is the most powerful wizard in history. It was the saddest death in the series, killed by that filthy blood traitor, Potter. The Lord should still be alive, his followers can keep his legacy alive though, DEATH EATERS UNITE

46 Nagini

Watch the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them: The Crimes of Grindelwald, and you'll see her backstory. She wasn't always a snake, and she wasn't always evil.

Honestly, Nagini didn't deserve to die. Voldemort put his own sole into her. He basically possessed her. If you ask me, that's a pretty awful way to live. Remember the snake at the zoo? Some snakes are good. If Voldemort's sole wasn't inside her, she would have been just an ordinary snake. And yes, maybe it's not the saddest death, but still, ya gotta feel at least some sympathy for the poor thing. Maybe she was a horcrox, (did I spell that right? ) but it wasn't her fault. I just with there was a way to get rid of horcroxs, without distorting them. As a lover of snakes, I personally think this is one of the saddest deaths in Harry Potter.

Lol who put this

Snakes are awesome

47 Lavender Brown

We don't really know if she died really... But I think since he dragged her then.. Well... Yeah

Feel sad it was the anti Voldemort movement

The gossip queen is dead...

Why did she HAVE to die!?

48 Bellatrix Lestrange A psychotic death eater who escaped from Azkaban, and is fiercely loyal to Voldemort. Murderer of many people such as Sirius Black, and also a sadist who drove the Longbottoms mad.

I was so sad when she killed Sirius and I was probably too happy when Bellatrix died!

Bellatrix' death I don't think I'd call it sad. Most likely the most talented in the dark arts. But she wasn't the only woman Death Eater. Your forgetting about Narcissa Malfoy. She was great at being evil unfortunately she would have made a good Order of the Phoenix Member. Very powerful.

Please remove this I remember watching this in the movie theater and everybody clapped or cheered when she died and I was one of em - cadespencer

I'm not going to lie I had the evilest smirk on my face when she died.

49 Draco

Draco Never died...

He's not dead imbeciles do your research

He's faced with death, but he doesn't die. (He faces death if he couldn't follow Voldemort's orders to him in the sixth book)

(has heart attack)

50 Percy Weasley

He is so not dead I hate this web

Percy never died...

, why is this here too( if confused, read Draco post)

He's not dead idiot

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