While rumors are rampant that JK Rowling is planning to kill off the Harry Potter in the final book of the series, the author herself has revealed that she is dreading starting work on the book - mainly because she can't imagine life without him.
January 2006 is penciled in as her start date on the seventh book although she says she's spent the last two months fine-tuning the finely-tuned plot, so we can assume she already knows the fate of the boy wizard.
"I contemplate this task with mingled feelings of excitement and dread. I can't wait to tell the final part, to answer all the questions. . . and yet it will all be over at last and I can't quite imagine life without Harry," The Sun quoted her as saying.
Meanwhile, fans all over the world are hoping that Rowling will not bring an end to their favorite wizard, but a poll taken on the HPANA website found that 53 percent of fans believe Harry will die. A spokesman for HPANA said the Rowling was probably left with no choice but to kill the central character because if she didn't she would be under pressure to add to the popular series.
"The author has playfully hinted at her leading character's demise," the spokesman said. "About 10 percent of fans agreed that if Rowling didn't kill him off, shed be hounded for life to write more than the seven novels she has already promised."