Top 10 Saddest Harry Potter Deaths

The Top Ten

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.

Severus Snape was a brave man - he wanted to bring his loved ones and went to great lengths to save harry. Undoubtedly one of the bravest characters of all time.

Snape was definitely the saddest death because after seeing his memories and why he became the person he is today is so heartbreaking he did so much for Lily Harry Dumbledore the order and the wizarding world he sacrificed his life for his love for Lily Potter he could've easily told Voldemort the whereabouts of the order and Harry and the plans he's making to defeat Voldemort and that he's hunting Hocruxes but he didn't and that said that he's a good man he's changed for good. his last words " You have your mother's eyes " and then died right at the spot and Harry looking at him is so gut-wrenching to look at.

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


The first time I watched Harry Potter and saw Dobby, I was like he needs to be here. He brightens up the mood and you feel so light. Well that's how I felt. He always wanted to do whats best for Harry Potter even if it put his life in danger and that's what it did. he put his life on the line to save Harry and his friends and no human can relate to that. Most people would not stand up and try and help out there friends, even if you die in the process because we are scared, but Dobby wasn't. at that moment when I saw the dagger fly into the transporter with them all. I was asking my family who it hit, we all waiting in tension waiting for the next scene. We found out that everyone was alright until everyone came across Dobby. He was just laying there saying that he done what he could and he was happy. When he said that I almost teared up but I didn't. Then when Dobby passed in Harry Potter arms, that was when I started to cry. Harry wanted to do it the proper way and berry him, when I ...more

Lots of people gave up lives to save somebody; Lily... Fawkes... Sirius... James... But I'm saying, Dobby is an elf. Far below the rank of wizards and witches, Dobby still recognizes sacrifice. He shows loyalty, for the most part, but what is beyond that... He's less powerful than a human and yet he does that.

WHY DID THIS CUTE ELF HAVE TO DIE?! Curse Bellatrix Lestrange for throwing that knife.

I literally cried at this part. Always why do the most nicest and helpful characters have to die? Curse Bellatrix Lestrange for throwing the knife at poor Dobby when he was helping Harry and his friends escape - GryffindorQueen

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.

Fred and George were my favourite characters in the films and movies and seeing Fred die is just heartbreaking especially for his twin George. I personally think this is the saddest death in Harry Potter.

So funny and great, he made me smile and when he died the impact on George was heart breaking

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

Really... I think his death is the worst. I heart ripped into a million pieces, and I still feel bad for it now.

Sirius Black was the best and I bawled my eyes out when HIS COUSIN killed him. It was too much/

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

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

Why did Dumbledore have to die? He never deserved it and tried his best to make every single thing better no matter what happened. He was the most kindest and big hearted character in the whole book, always giving everybody second chances whatever happened in their past - GryffindorQueen

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.

I wanted to kill Snape! Just looking at his glasses lying crooked and some blood running down his mouth was enough to set me off! - Samaira Vaid

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


Hedwig's death was just wrong! I mean, why an owl? Voldemort, you see Harry, but you go for the owl!

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

J.K.'s Always Killing My Favorite Characters. Hedwig Is So Cute, Why Would The Death Eaters Kill An Owl? WHAT IS THE MATTER OF AN OWL?

Remus Lupin

I think Remus' death affected me most.
The first death was Lily's and James'. I had to admit it was sad, and almost the same case. Their children are newborn, BAM, they're dead.
The point is, Remus' life was miserable compared to theirs. Remus probably lived off jobs below his ability. He probably still suffered the werewolf transformation. James and Lily were rich.
The next important death is Frank Bryce, I guess.
Frank Bryce is a Muggle accused wrongly of something, and stands up to Voldemort. But it's not considered to be important.
Bertha Jorkins was an idiot who followed Wormtail.
Cedric Diggory. I want to say, it was pretty sad, but Diggory wasn't killed on real purpose. He was walking about, interrupted Voldemort. He wasn't intentionally murdered. Voldemort shoots people in his way, and that's almost natural.
The next death is probably Sirius'. But why did Sirius die? It was a simple matter of arrogance. He wanted to prove himself worthy of fight. He ...more

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

Cedric Diggory

I HATE when he dies in the movie. Amos screaming, "My boy"
That has to be the saddest thing ever.

I mean when you heard his dad go MY BOY it was so heartbreaking. I mean it is so depressing to lose someone you love

This is so sad! Why you ask? Because I took the quiz and found out I'm a Hufflepuff! Every time I read that book, every time I watch that movie, I cry whenever they show him dying. Plus, It's even sadder with Amos yelling "My boy!" Heartbreaking.

It was just sad. Wait... couldn't have Hary (or hermoine) just brought all of the dead characters back to life with the time clock one way or the other?!.

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

even though I know that if she wouldn't have died there would have been no story but still people she never saw her son grow up

what she should be first! harry potter wouldn't be ALIVE if Lily hadn't been there. And she was such a sweet person... sEvErUs SnApE is first? The JERK? Are you damn serious?!?!?

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

Nymphadora Tonks

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.

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

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

Alastor Moody

Why, does J.K. Rowling have to kill the best Harry Potter characters?

he was the coolest one with that 1 eye but I felt like he deserved a more heroic death

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.

Colin Creevey

I loved him. I wish he lived a longer life so he could follow his dreams

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

This is one of the saddest death for me. I always had this "Thing" with Colin. He have always wanted to save Harry, and died at his first chance :(

Peter Pettigrew

He should've died sooner...I would've been happy if Harry let Lupin and Sirius kill him in the Prisoner of Azkaban

He died in remorse, and that's better than Sirius dying in arrogance.

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

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.

Harry did not die in the cursed child book it was just an alternate reality

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.

Sad I didn’t know he died in the cursed child until I read the death list.


"Seriously misunderstood creatures" -I love when Hagrid says this hahaha
"Farewell, 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...:(

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

Ariana Dumbledore

she was so fragile and people even called her a SQUIB I know how she felt when everyone around u makes u feel like u r not important :((

Yeah. She died because of her brother's arrogance, her brother's best friends' control, and her other decent brother.

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

Regulus Black

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.

I like this comment. I really liked Regulus Black. He wasn't arrogant like Sirius, anyway.

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

Just when he turned good...

Phoenix Fawkes

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


He saved Harrys life


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

Woah, she should not have died!

nothing' to say about this charictor


A majestic creature with a sad end, they were just lonely, and slightly crazed from spending 50 years alone - and god knows how many before that!

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.

Wow I can't stop laughing

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.


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

I. Hate. Animal. Deaths.




I don't think Fang died but he was one of my favorite charoctor

Fang died?!

Fang didn’t die

I love fang I wish I had a dog 🐶

Ted Tonks

Poor potters

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


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.

why did he have to die?:(

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.

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