Fred Weasley, one of the Weasley twins, brought endless laughter and mischief to the Harry Potter series. His unexpected departure in both the books and the movies left fans heartbroken. Let’s dive into how Fred Weasley met his tragic end in both Movie and Book.
The Book Version
In J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” Fred Weasley’s life is tragically cut short during the Battle of Hogwarts. As the battle unfolds, Fred and his brother Percy bravely join the fight to protect their school and family from Lord Voldemort. During the battle, Fred dies because of an explosion caused by a Death Eater’s Sectumsempra curse.
The book describes the moment with stark simplicity:
Percy was shaking him, and Ron was kneeling beside them, and Fred’s eyes stared without seeing, the ghost of his last laugh still etched upon his face.
The Movie Version
In the film adaptation of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2,” Fred Weasley’s death is depicted similarly. However, the death scene was not shown in the movie version. After the war/battle, we saw the Wesley family mourning their beloved family member. The reason behind not showing the death scene was not revealed.
Fred’s death was a major blow to the heart of fans but we all know to protect something sacrifices must be made. Fred died a hero saving his school of witchcraft.
As Fred himself once said, “You know, George, I’ve always felt our futures lay outside the world of academic achievement.” Fred and his pranks will forever remain in our hearts.