Top 10 Saddest Harry Potter Deaths

The Top Ten

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.

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.

Severus Snape is my favourite character. He was since the first movie I watched and still is.

In the other 6 series, I think severus is will be always villain, but now I notice, that severus is a good man with a brave heart. He almost did a lot to harry potter. And the love of lily is the most heartbreaking.

2 Dobby

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

Best character in this book, Dobby is a free elf. But now it's was ;-;

Before Dobby died, I cried what he said. "Dobby has no master. Dobby is a free elf! And Dobby has come to save Harry Potter and his friends! " He looked so brave. Bellatrix I want to rip your head off for torturing Hermione and killing a lot of people
*Molly Weasley kills Bellatrix*
Thank you Molly Weasley for killing Bellatrix

Noo he was to pure for this world so the you know what of a human being known as Bellatrix has to kill him like the demon from hell she is and I don’t care if I am blocked from this site for saying that because I am passionate about Harry Potter

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

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.

He was Harry's only living relative, and he had mistaken Harry for James just before he fell into the Death Veil, courtesy of Bellatrix.

He was my favourite character. It was also the only time I ever cried while reading a book. I think it's the saddest death. I'm crying just thinking about it

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.

I believe this has got to be the saddest death even though it was really, really, really hard choosing. Fred and George had a legacy. Remember when they rode off into the sunset together on brooms, leaving behind Umbridge's reign of tyranny? When Fred died, a part of George dies with him. The loss of a friend or family member is terrible but losing someone you've been with for quite literally all your life is devastating. Just look at the head canons fans have made about it! Fred also had a crush on Hermione but she never knew. And people say Snape's story is sad? At least he grew older. Fred never had the chance. He died laughing at a joke his brother made, and didn't even get to say goodbye to him or the twin he loved so dearly. How often do any of us ever tell our siblings we love them? I know this is long but Fred's death broke my heart because that's a loss that is irreparable. One half can never feel whole again.

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.

I don't know what to say and where to start. He was amazing and he should be forever honored. I know if Dumbledore was here he would tell us not to pity the dead, but to pity the living who can not love, but I can't help but cry when I think about him. He was kind, loving, made sure he only put a little weight on Harry's shoulders at time, and most importantly, was the only parental figure Harry had left. It broke my heart to see him lying there, dead, half moon spectacles slightly crooked. RIP dumbledore, and I think I speak for all of us when I say we will never forget you and how you saved us all whether people noticed it or not.

I cried and cried and cried. The words "Severus... Severus please..." scarred me at that time. I found out Severus was good and the other stuff and then I liked Severus again.

This, to me, was the worst death. (And Dobby's). Dumbledore was so great... and he drank that AWFUL potion to weaken him. I hate Draco! Everyone says he wouldn't have done it, but I think he would. I wish Dumbledore would have stayed alive. He's such a wonderful person.

6 Hedwig

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

This is such a heart breaking death because it was Harry’s birthday present from hagrid the very first year

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!

Why did J.K Rowling feel the need to kill of an adorable, helpless, owl?! - RoseWeasley

7 Remus Lupin

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

Reasons why his (currently ranking 7) is the second saddest death:
#1 Snape's life was as sad as Lupin's and he was the same age, and he's still less likeable than Remus after the last book
#2 is Dobby, but Hedwig's death is sadder as Harry knew her from a younger age, and she didn't serve an evil family
#3 Sirius is #1 for me.
#4 Fred's death was sad, but (which really annoys me) his twin brother has the identical personality, so for me it feels like losing half a character.
#5 Dumbledore lived to very old age, he is above 100 in the first book, so we could assume he would die.
#6 is Hedwig on the list, who didn't seem to have as close relationship with Harry as one with a dog or a a cat, they didn't spend much time together - Alkadikce

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

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

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!

Her life has basically just started! A husband and a sweet baby boy in her life and she died in battle! That is so sad and unfair :(

The Contenders

11 Colin Creevey

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

I didn’t even know he died until I watched Harry Potter death tributes on YouTube. It’s still sad though.

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

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?

Sad death, greatest of most characters. I am glad they found his eye.

13 Peter Pettigrew

He was loyal though - GregoryHallbot

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.

*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

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 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

16 Aragog

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

Mad eye never killed aragog and he's DEAD

I loved Aragog. - FizzyCocoaMan

17 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, but he was still one of the bravest characters in the series

Harry was alive but died in the cursed child book.

He didn't die we just THOUGHT he did but he didn't

18 Phoenix Fawkes

He saved Harrys life



He was a real good phenox(especially for the order

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.

Wow I can't stop laughing - pouria_mt

Basilisks are just cool

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




24 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

25 Fang

Fang didn’t die

Fang died?!

26 Pandora Lovegood

If I were Luna I'd have depression

27 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.

28 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

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 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

32 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.

33 Petunia Evans


Read Cursed Child.

Um come on people - pouria_mt

34 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

35 Caradoc Dearborn

Who is that?

who? - pouria_mt

36 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

37 Ignotus Peverell

I don't care

38 Francis the Fish

He was so inspiring.

Truly the bravest character in the series.

Who is this

It was so sad...

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 Astoria Malfoy

She shouldn't have died...

Draco turned good so it was sad to see Astoria die

Read Cursed Child The Journey

42 Kendra Dumbledore
43 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

44 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

Well Voldemortvis tenth why not the snake?

45 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!?

46 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!

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

47 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)

48 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

49 Gregorovitch
50 Merope Gaunt
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