Harry Potter to die
13:30 06 December 2005
Harry Potter is to be killed off, it has been claimed.
Author of the hit series JK Rowling is reportedly desperate to wipe out the boy wizard because she has lived with him for too long.
Actor Jim Dale, the voice of Harry in the US audio books, says Rowling recently confessed to him the seventh book - which she is currently penning - will be the end of the much-loved magical tales.
Dale, who did not reveal how the teenager would meet his fate, confessed: "Book seven is the final one. She's lived with Harry Potter so long she really wants to kill him off."
Rowling has always remained tight-lipped about the future for Potter and his pals. When asked whether the bespectacled star reaches adulthood, she enigmatically replied: "You have to wait and see whether he survives to be a grown-up."
Meanwhile, actor Daniel Radcliffe, who plays Potter in the movie version of the novels, also believes his character might die.
He said: "I do maintain there is a possibility he could be killed in the final book."
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