While all of these 'HP' deaths are actually the worst, some of them do sting more than others. We’ve got here are nine of the most tragic deaths from HP, in order from least sad to most. Most devastating means that even now, thinking about this death, we cry. Read the full article here:
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    You can split Harry Potter fans in half by those who really love Dobby, and those who aren’t too fond of Dobby. Listen, just like S.P.E.W., not everyone is taken with the story of the house-elf. But, he still played an important role in Harry’s life, and though Harry even admitted at times that Dobby was a pain, he still loved him. The moment that really pulled on all the heart strings was when Harry dug Dobby’s grave without magic, and then wrote on his tombstone: “Here Lies A Free Elf.”
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    Tonks was so cool, and taken from us so fast.
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    Remus Lupin
    Though he wasn’t always there — as in, there at Hogwarts — Lupin was always there for Harry when he needed him. The two fought Voldemort together until the very end. Lupin was also one of the very few people to actually call You Know Who by his name, Voldemort.
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    Cedric Diggory
    Cedric was, plain and simple, a good kid. However, he found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, and Voldemort had no use for him. In the moment, Voldemort says, “kill the spare,” and that is like way harsh, Voldemort. His death didn’t really sink in until Harry took Cedric’s body back to Hogwarts, and everyone freaked out. The real worst part was when Mr. Diggory cried, “my boy!”
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    Know how there are movies like Marley and Me and My Dog Skip about boys and their dogs, and in the end the boy grows up and the dog dies? Well, here’s a boy and his owl story, and Harry grows up and Hedwig dies as everyone is fleeing Privet Drive in Deathly Hallows. Rowling has commented that she killed Hedwig because the owl “represented a loss of innocence and security. She [had] been almost like a cuddly toy to Harry at times.” Oh, well when you put it like THAT, it’s even harder to handle.
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    Severus Snape
    It downright sucks that Snape dies finally as Harry (and, by extension, the reader) was coming around to realizing Snape’s motivation throughout the whole saga. Everything he did, he did for love. It was his final undoing, too. It still makes us cry, after all this time. Always.
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    Sirius Black
    Sirius’ death stings in a lot of ways. When he died, Harry lost all hope of ever finding himself in a true “home” during his childhood — remember when Sirius first asked Harry if he’d be interested in moving in with him, and it seemed like things were looking up for Harry? But Sirius’ death was also so sudden. It happened in an instant, and his death was (and still is) very confusing. But his death was written like that intentionally. Death is confusing.
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    Professor Dumbledore
    Taking the second most tragic spot on this list, we have Dumbledore. You might want to argue that he should be the first, seeing as how he’s the the BIGGEST constant figure in Harry’s life, telling him that everything is going to be OK, day after day. By the time we reach Half-Blood Prince, you know something’s up with Dumbledore. Though his death is still a huge shock (mostly because of the whole Snape thing), we’ve been given time to prepare for it.
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    Fred Weasley
    Here’s why Fred’s death hits the hardest: It affects everyone in a multitude of different ways, including the reader. Try going back and re-reading all of HP again, and not think about the fact that Fred and George make grand plans for their future together (running their own joke shop). Try not to think about the fact that Mrs. Weasley’s boggart is the two of them together — and what happens to Mrs. Weasley’s magical clock, the one that shows all their locations?