Who Dies In The Harry Potter Books?

People are often trying to find out who died in this or that Harry Potter book, but there are few resources on the Internet that give you this kind of information. So I read all seven books and wrote this article.

Who Dies In The First Book – Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone?

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone papeback coverHarry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, also called ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ is the first book in the Harry Potter series.

In this book, young Harry discovers he is a wizard. He joins the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, makes close friends and few enemies there.

He, with the help of his friends, avoids attempt of a comeback by the evil wizard Voldemort who had killed Harry’s parents and already once tried to kill Harry when he was a couple of years old.

Quirinus Quirrell, a wizard and Professor of Defence Against the Dark Arts who had joined in allegiance with evil Lord Voldemort has died in this book. It is unclear if he was killed by Harry Potter or Lord Voldemort who possessed his body. The cause of death was either burns from his assault on Harry Potter and Harry’s counterattack or Lord Voldemort’s departure from his body. When Harry Potter passes out, Quirrell is very badly hurt, but he is not yet dead, and Harry does not see him die. Dumbledore later tells him that Voldemort has left Quirinus to die.

Who Dies In The Second Book – Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets?

Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets paperback book coverHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second book in the Harry Potter series.

In this book, Harry is in his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

The mysterious attacks on students start to happen.

Then Harry hears the disembodied voices which lead him down into the Chamber of Secrets where he battles the heir of Slytherin – Slytherin’s Basilisk.

Slytherin’s Basilisk is a giant serpent which was placed in the Chamber of Secrets by its founder Salazar Slytherin. Basilisk skin is armored like a skin of a dragon, deflecting spells cast upon it and making it very difficult to kill. During the battle between Harry Potter and the Basilisk, Harry’s ally was able to blind the Basilisk temporarily. At this moment Harry stabbed Basilisk in the roof of the mouth with Godric Gryffindor’s Sword.

Who Dies In The 3rd Book – Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban?

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the third book in the Harry Potter series.

This novel opens with Harry Potter enduring another miserable summer at the Dursleys’.

In one moment Uncle Vernon’s visiting sister Marge abuses Harry and insults his parents. Then Harry loses his temper and inadvertently causes Marge to inflate and float into the air. Harry runs away, and soon his new adventures begin.

Harry has made friends with Buckbeak, one of the hippogriffs, who are very calm, powerful, but very sensitive creatures.

When Buckbeak is sentenced to death, Harry Potter saves him, and nobody dies in this Harry Potter book.

Who Dies In The Fourth Book – Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire?

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the fourth book in the Harry Potter series.

  • Bertha Jorkins, the gardener for the Riddle, is killed by Lord Voldemort with the Avada Kedavra Killing Curse after Voldemort learned valuable information about the Tri-Wizard Tournament which he would use to try and kill Harry Potter.
  • Frank Bryce, a Ministry of Magic employee who worked in the Department of Magical Games and Sports is killed by Lord Voldemort with the Avada Kedavra Killing Curse when he overheard Lord Voldemort and his servant Wormtail, discussing on taking Harry Potter’s life.
  • A spider is killed by Barty Crouch Jr with the Avada Kedavra Killing Curse as a demonstration in the Defence Against the Dark Arts class.
  • Barty Crouch Sr, a Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement is killed by his son Barty Crouch Jr with the Avada Kedavra Killing Curse.
  • Cedric Diggory, Harry’s school friend, is killed by Peter Pettigrew (using Voldemort’s wand) with the Avada Kedavra Killing Curse.
  • Barty Crouch Jr is killed by Dementor with the Dementor’s Kiss.

Who Dies In The Fifth Book – Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix?

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the fifth book in the Harry Potter series.

In this novel, Harry forms a secret study group and begins to teach his classmates the higher-level skills he has learned. An vital prophecy concerning Harry and Voldemort is revealed.

Harry also discovers a telepathic connection between himself and Voldemort.

There are around 20 fights and duels in this book, but almost all characters are surviving.

Who dies in the fifth Harry Potter book?

The only one character who dies is Sirius Black, a pure-blood wizard, member of the Order of the Phoenix, and godfather to Harry Potter. Sirius is struck with an unnamed curse and pushed through a veil in the Death Chamber, to his death during a frenzied duel with his hated cousin Bellatrix.

Who Dies In The Sixth Book – Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince?

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the sixth novel in the Harry Potter series.

  • Amelia Bones, a Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement is killed by Voldemort with the Avada Kedavra Killing Curse during summer holidays. She put up a good fight.
  • Emmeline Vance, a talented witch and a member of the first and second Order of the Phoenix is killed by Voldemort’s Death Eaters with the Avada Kedavra Killing Curse.
  • Igor Karkaroff, a headmaster of Durmstrang Institute, is killed by Voldemort’s Death Eaters with the Avada Kedavra Killing Curse.
  • Marvolo Gaunt, a pure-blood wizard, and descendant of Salazar Slytherin, the grandfather of Lord Voldemort die because of natural causes or starvation.
  • Morfin Gaunt, a pure-blood wizard descended from Salazar Slytherin, the uncle of Lord Voldemort dies because of unknown cause.
  • Merope Gaunt, a pure-blood witch, and descendant of Salazar Slytherin, the mother of Lord Voldemort dies because of unknown cause.
  • Aragog, a blind Acromantula from Hagrid’s with the ability to communicate with humans dies because of illness at old age.
  • Tom Riddle Sr., an affluent Muggle, the father of Lord Voldemort, is killed by his son Voldemort with the Avada Kedavra Killing Curse in retaliation for abandonment of Tom’s wife and unborn child.
  • Thomas Riddle, an affluent Muggle, the father of Tom Riddle Sr., the grandfather of Lord Voldemort, is killed by his grandson Voldemort with the Avada Kedavra Killing Curse.
  • Mary Riddle, the mother of Tom Riddle Sr., the grandmother of Lord Voldemort, is killed by her grandson Voldemort with the Avada Kedavra Killing Curse.
  • Hepzibah Smith, an ancient and very rich witch, is killed by Voldemort with poisoned cocoa during Voldemort’s search for Hufflepuff’s cup and Slytherin’s locket.
  • Albus Dumbledore, the most powerful wizard of his time, the Head of Gryffindor House; Transfiguration Professor; Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, is killed by Severus Snape with the Avada Kedavra Killing Curse on his orders after placing on his finger the ring cursed by Voldemort.
  • Gibbon, a Death Eater, is killed by Thorfinn Rowle with the stray Avada Kedavra Killing Curse.

Who Dies In The Seventh and Final Book – Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows?

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the seventh and final novel in the Harry Potter series.

Following Dumbledore’s death, Voldemort has completed his ascension to power and gains control of the Ministry of Magic. Harry, Ron, and Hermione leave the school so that they can find and fight Voldemort.

Will Harry Potter die in the seventh book? Read on to learn about it!

This book has the most named casualties of any book in the series – more than 50 characters were killed.

  • Charity Burbage, the Professor of Muggle Studies at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is killed by Voldemort with the Avada Kedavra Killing Curse.
  • Hedwig, a Harry Potter’s pet owl is killed by Death Eater with the Avada Kedavra Killing Curse.
  • Alastor Moody, a pivotal member of the Order of the Phoenix, is killed by Voldemort with the Avada Kedavra Killing Curse.
  • Rufus Scrimgeour, a Head of the Auror Office and a Minister for Magic is tortured and killed by Voldemort.
  • A German woman and her children are killed by Voldemort with the Avada Kedavra Killing Curse while looking for Gregorovitch.
  • Gregorovitch, a wandmaker is killed by Voldemort with the Avada Kedavra Killing Curse.
  • Bathilda Bagshot, a magical historian and the author of A History of Magic is killed by Voldemort and her body used as a disguise for Nagini, Voldemort’s snake.
  • Ted Tonks and Dirk Cresswell, Muggle-born wizards are killed by Snatchers.
  • Gornuk, a Goblin is killed by Snatchers.
  • Wormtail, also known as Peter Pettigrew, the wizard who betrayed James and Lily Potter to Lord Voldemort is strangled by his magical silver hand because of owing a life debt to Harry.
  • Gellert Grindelwald, the most infamous Dark Wizard of his time is killed by Voldemort with the Avada Kedavra Killing Curse when Voldemort was in search of the Elder Wand, which Grindelwald refused to give him any information about.
  • Dobby, a house-elf is stabbed to death by Bellatrix Lestrange when she throws a knife at Harry Potter.
  • Vincent Crabbe, a student at Hogwarts and a member of Slytherin House accidentally kills himself using Fiendfyre during the Battle of Hogwarts.
  • Fred Weasley, a pure-blood wizard from the Burrows and a student at Hogwarts is killed in a magical explosion likely by Death Eater Augustus Rookwood.
  • Severus Snape, a Potions master, Defence Against the Dark Arts professor, and Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is killed by Nagini.
  • Remus Lupin is killed by Antonin Dolohov in a duel during The Battle of Hogwarts.
  • Nymphadora Tonks, a half-blood witch and a member of the second Order of the Phoenix is killed during The Battle of Hogwarts by her aunt, Bellatrix Lestrange
  • Colin Creevey, a student at Hogwarts, is killed during The Battle of Hogwarts.
  • Nagini, a long green female snake, belonging to Lord Voldemort is killed by Neville Longbottom by beheading with Godric Gryffindor’s sword.
  • Bellatrix Lestrange, a pure-blood witch, and Death Eater, fanatically loyal to Lord Voldemort are killed by Molly Weasley in a duel during The Battle of Hogwarts.
  • Lord Voldemort, born as Tom Marvolo Riddle, the most powerful Dark Wizard in the history of the wizarding world is killed by Harry Potter with the backfire of Avada Kedavra Killing Curse during The Battle of Hogwarts.

So the answer to the question ‘Does Harry Potter die in the seventh book’ is – no, Harry Potter does not die in this book!

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