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This is a list of deaths in the Harry Potter series organised by book. Each death is listed under the book it is first mentioned in: e.g. Moaning Myrtle died before the events of the first Harry Potter books, but she is not mentioned until the second book.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Character Killed by Cause of death Date of death Last lines Notes
Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington (Nearly Headless Nick) Muggles who captured him and took away his wand Botched beheading, but after 43 chops head still attached. 31 October, 1492 (crying) Tried to join the Headless Hunt but was rejected because he would be unable to join certain activities such as Horseback Head-Juggling and Head Polo. Later became Gryffindor House ghost at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Cuthbert Binns N/A Died in his sleep. 18th century

Unknown (possibly snoring)

Became a ghost and continued to teach History of Magic at Hogwarts, though it was said he had not noticed he had died, simply carrying on as usual.
2 Unicorns Possibly Quirinus Quirrell Murder 23 Hours of May Unknown They were killed for their blood to be drunk by voldemort to strengthen
James Potter Lord Voldemort Killing Curse 31 October, 1981 "Lily, take Harry and go! It's him! I'll hold him off!" Godric's Hollow - Killed while defending their son Harry from Lord Voldemort. Lily Potter's sacrifice, attempting to block Voldemort, protected Harry for nearly 2 decades from Voldemort's further assaults.
Lily Potter "Not Harry! Please... have mercy... have mercy.... Not Harry! Not Harry! Please — I'll do anything!"
Quirinus Quirrell Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort Burned by Harry's hands, which to Quirrell were white-hot and caused severe blistering, and abandonment by Voldemort's soul. 4 June, 1992 "Master — I cannot hold him — my hands!" Killed while attempting to steal the Philosopher's Stone for Lord Voldemort so that he could regain a body; Voldemort possessed Quirrell and thus when he left Quirrell's body, he played a part in killing him.
Nicolas Flamel N/A Old age (their life had spanned more than six centuries with the aid of the Elixir of Life) c. 1992 Unknown After Lord Voldemort attempted to steal the Philosopher's Stone needed to make the elixir that prolonged the Flamels' lives, in order to use it to bring himself back to life, the Flamels decided that the danger posed by Voldemort was too grave, willingly relinquishing eternal life and destroying the stone to thwart Voldemort.
Perenelle Flamel

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Character Killed by Cause of death Date of death Last lines Notes
Myrtle Serpent of Slytherin Looked into the eyes of the Salazar Slytherin's Basilisk 13 June, 1943 Unknown. In the second-floor girls' lavatory that concealed the entrance to the Chamber of Secrets, and which Myrtle's ghost would later haunt. She was killed while Tom Marvolo Riddle was a student at Hogwarts.
Armando Dippet N/A Old age Between 1 September and 12 December 1992 Unknown Aged 354 or 355 on time of death. Portrait hung at the Headmaster's Office by 12 December, 1992.
Serpent of Slytherin Harry Potter Stabbed with Godric Gryffindor's Sword 29 May, 1993 (Parseltongue) In the Chamber of Secrets — Harry, with the assistance of Fawkes, managed to drive Gryffindor's sword through the top of the great snake's mouth, killing it.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Character Killed by Cause of death Date of death Last lines Notes
12 Muggles Peter Pettigrew Blasting Curse 1 November, 1981 Unknown / varies Framed Sirius Black for the crime; happened shortly after Voldemort's attack on the Potters.
Binky A fox Mauling 16 October, 1993 None The rabbit was "just a baby" when the death occurred. Belonged to Lavender Brown and caused her to accept Sybill Trelawney's apparent predictions.
Hagrid's Flobberworms Hagrid's third year class Overfeeding Sometime during the 1993-1994 school year According to Hagrid , they were fed too much lettuce.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Character Killed by Cause of death Date of death Last lines Notes
Tom Riddle Sr. Lord Voldemort Killing Curse Summer, 1943 Unknown / Varies Killed to make Marvolo Gaunt's Ring a Horcrux. Framed Morfin Gaunt for the crime.
Thomas Riddle
Mary Riddle
Mrs Crouch N/A Illness 1982 Took Polyjuice Potion and posed as her son, Barty Crouch Jr. and took his place in Azkaban Prison. Buried at the burial ground by the prison, under her son's physical appearance.
Evan Rosier Alastor Moody Unknown 1980 Both killed while resisting capture before Lord Voldemort's downfall. Evan, however, managed to blast a significant part of Moody's nose in the process.
Wilkes Aurors
Bertha Jorkins Lord Voldemort Torture and Killing Curse Summer 1994 Passing on the information about the Triwizard Tournament to Voldemort Disposed of by Voldemort after passing on the information about the Triwizard Tournament to him, Barty Crouch Jr. and Peter Pettigrew.
Frank Bryce Killing Curse 24 August, 1994 "Is that right? Lord, is it? Well, I don't think much of your manners, my Lord. Turn 'round and face me like a man, why don't you?" In the Riddle House, murdered for overhearing Voldemort's plans about the Triwizard Tournament and Harry Potter.
Spider Barty Crouch Jr. (posing as Alastor Moody) 4 September, 1994 Squealing This spider was used to demonstrate the Killing Curse in Moody's class.
Barty Crouch Sr. 24 May, 1995 Unknown Killed for abandoning him as a Death Eater years ago. Body later transfigured into a bone and buried in Hagrid's garden.
Cedric Diggory Peter Pettigrew (as per Lord Voldemort's orders) 24 June, 1995


"I dunno... Wands out, d'you reckon?"


``Who are you, what do you want``

Accidently Portkeyed to Little Hangleton with Harry Potter and was disposed of by Wormtail.
Bartemius Crouch Jr. Dementors Dementor's Kiss 24 June, 1995 "Turned it into a Portkey. My master's plan worked. He is returned to power and I will be honoured by him beyond the dreams of wizards and witches." He posed as Mad Eye Moody, spied on Dumbledore for Voldemort and helped Harry Potter get through the Triwizard Tournament. Received the Dementor's Kiss after being exposed. Though not actually killed by the Kiss, he was left "worse than dead".

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Character Killed by Cause of death Date of death Last lines Notes
Marlene McKinnon (and her entire family) Multiple Death Eaters (including Travers)

Unknown / Murder, Lord Voldemort's orders

July, 1981 Unknown / Varies Killed for being part of the Order of the Phoenix.
Edgar Bones (and his wife and children) Death Eaters 1981 Killed for being part of the Order of the Phoenix.
Gideon Prewett 5 Death Eaters (including Antonin Dolohov) Killed for being part of the Order of the Phoenix. Brutal killing, but Gideon and Fabian apparently died like heroes.
Fabian Prewett
Benjy Fenwick Death Eaters A curse that blasted him into pieces. Killed for being part of the Order of the Phoenix. Brutal killing, and only bits of him were ever found.
Dorcas Meadowes Voldemort Unknown Killed for being part of the Order of the Phoenix.
Dean Thomas' father Death Eaters Murder 1980 Killed for not joining the Death Eaters.
Mr. Bones Lord Voldemort c. 1981 Killed because their son, Edgar, was a member of the Order of the Phoenix.
Mrs. Bones
Karkus Another giant, Golgomath Decapitation 1995 A fight broke out between the giants. Grabbing of power.
Broderick Bode Walden Macnair Strangled with Devil's Snare 1996 Killed before he could inform people as to what happened to him and about the Death Eaters's plans to get the Prophecy.
Mrs. Lovegood Herself (by accident) One of her spells backfired on her. 1990 She died right in front of her daughter, Luna when she was nine.
Sirius Black Bellatrix Lestrange

Knocked through the Veil when hit by the killing curse

18 June, 1996 "Come on, you can do better than that!" During the Battle of the Department of Mysteries. Bellatrix's curse pushed Sirius into the Veil, killing him.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Character Killed by Cause of death Date of death Last lines Notes
Marvolo Gaunt N/A His own lack of ability to take care of himself After he returned from Azkaban Unknown He most likely disowned Merope. Summer 1943.
Morfin Gaunt N/A Azkaban Summer 1943 "He'll kill me for losing the ring." This was the second time he went to Azkaban. He was framed by Tom Riddle for the murder of the Riddle family.
Merope Gaunt Tom Riddle (indirectly) Childbirth 31 December, 1926 "I hope he looks like his papa." Died at Wool's Orphanage right after giving birth to Tom Marvolo Riddle, later known as Lord Voldemort.
Muggle tramp Tom Riddle (later known as Lord Voldemort) Unknown, possibly Killing Curse Between 1947 and 1948 Unknown / Varies She was killed so Tom Riddle could turn Salazar Slytherin's locket into a Horcrux.
Hepzibah Smith Poison Killed so Tom could steal Salazar Slytherin's locket and Helga Hufflepuff's cup. Framed Hepzibah's old house elf Hokey for it. Also made Helga Hufflepuff's cup into a Horcrux in the process.
Albanian peasant Unknown, possibly Killing Curse Sometime after 1948 This person was killed so Tom Riddle could turn Rowena Ravenclaw's Diadem into a Horcrux.
Amelia Bones Lord Voldemort Unknown, Murder Summer 1996 Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, killed by Voldemort himself because she was very powerful.
Emmeline Vance Death Eaters Mid-1996 Killed for being a member of the Order of the Phoenix.
Florean Fortescue 1996 Owner of Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlour in Diagon Alley. Unknown reason for death.
Igor Karkaroff Before 31 July, 1996 Former Death Eater killed for desertion to Voldemort and for treason against the Death Eaters.
Mrs. Abbott Autumn, 1996 Mother of Hogwarts Hufflepuff student Hannah Abbott. Later found dead in her home.
Montgomery Fenrir Greyback Mauling April, 1997 Five year-old-boy attacked by werewolf because his mother would not help the Death Eaters. Later died of his injuries in St. Mungo's Hospital.
Aragog N/A Old age, sickness 20 April, 1997 Acromantula.
Gibbon Fellow Death Eater, Thorfinn Rowle (by accident) Killing Curse 30 June, 1997 During the Battle of the Astronomy Tower. Stray Killing Curse cast by Thorfinn Rowle that missed Remus Lupin struck Gibbon instead.
Albus Dumbledore Severus Snape (secretly under Albus' orders) "Severus... please..." During the Battle of the Astronomy Tower, under orders from Dumbledore himself so that Lord Voldemort would gain Snape's trust and then Snape would spy on him because of his love for Lily Evans.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Character Killed by Cause of death Date of death Last lines Notes
Helena Ravenclaw (The Grey Lady) Bloody Baron Stabbing Early 11th century Unknown / Varies Killed after she told the Baron that she would not go back with him.
Bloody Baron Himself Stabbed himself after he felt remorse for the murder of the Grey Lady.
Antioch Peverell Antioch Peverell's killer Slit throat Between 12 July, 1214 and 18 May, 1291 Original owners of the Deathly Hallows.
Cadmus Peverell Himself Poisoned
Ignotus Peverell None Natural causes 18 May, 1291
Antioch Peverell's enemy Antioch Peverell Unknown, possibly Killing Curse Between 12 July, 1214 and 18 May, 1291 His death caused someone at the bar to kill Antioch Peverell.
Cadmus Peverell's fiancée N/A Unknown c. 13th century She was the reason Cadmus asked for the Resurrection Stone.
Percival Dumbledore Azkaban Unknown c. 1890 Died after being imprisoned for attacking three Muggle boys.
Kendra Dumbledore

Indirectly, Ariana Dumbledore (by accident)

Killed when her daughter lost control of her magic. 1899 Forced Albus to remain at home to care for his family.
Ariana Dumbledore Unknown; possibly Gellert Grindelwald Killed when a three-way duel broke out. Estranged Albus and Aberforth, forced Grindelwald to flee the country.
Regulus Black Inferi Drowned 1979 Orders Kreacher to destroy Salazar Slytherin's locket Killed while attempting to destroy the locket Horcrux. Ordered Kreacher to destroy it before death.
Bilius Unknown Saw a Grim and died 24 hours later Unknown, possibly around the time when Ron was seven years old Unknown Fred and George stated he "never married."
Octavius Pepper Death Eaters Unknown / Murder Spring 1997 Unknown His disapearance later reported in the Daily Prophet about the Wizard's death.
Charity Burbage Lord Voldemort Killing Curse Summer of 1997 "Severus... please... please..." Killed for her pro-Muggle leanings and for her pro-Muggle article on the Daily Prophet. Killed during a gathering of Death Eaters at Malfoy Manor. Body later eaten by Nagini.
Hedwig Death Eater 27 July, 1997 Screech Hit by a Killing Curse during the Battle of the Seven Potters.
Alastor Moody Lord Voldemort Unknown / Varies Died after Mundungus Fletcher abandoned him during the Battle of the Seven Potters.
Rufus Scrimgeour 1 August, 1997 Killed after telling Voldemort he doesn't know where Harry Potter is.
Unnamed German-speaking family: a woman and two children 1 September, 1997 "I know him not!" At Gregorovitch's former residence.
Gregorovitch 2 September, 1997 "I do not know, I never knew, a young man — no — please — PLEASE!" During Voldemort's search for the Elder Wand.
Bathilda Bagshot Nagini Mauling Sometime before 24 December, 1997 Unknown Godric's Hollow. Body used as a disguise by Nagini to lie in wait for Harry Potter.
Gellert Grindelwald Lord Voldemort Killing Curse March, 1998 "Kill me, then, Voldemort! You will not win, you cannot win! The wand will never, ever be yours-" For not giving Lord Voldemort information on the Elder Wand.
Ted Tonks Snatchers Unknown / Various 1998 Unknown / Various The search for Muggle-borns and Blood traitors. All killed resisting capture from the Snatchers.
Dirk Cresswell
Peter Pettigrew Killed by his own magical prosthetic hand (thus Lord Voldemort, indirectly) Strangulation March, 1998

"Stand back. Stand away from the door. I am coming in."

During the Skirmish at Malfoy Manor. Killed because he hesitated to strangle Harry Potter because he saved his life in Spring 1994.
Dobby Bellatrix Lestrange Deep wound by Bellatrix's hurled knife "Harry... Potter..." Killed by a knife thrown by Bellatrix Lestrange. While attempting to save Harry Potter and his friends from the Death Eaters at Malfoy Manor by apparating to Shell Cottage.
Bogrod Ukrainian Ironbelly at Gringotts Burnt to death 1 May, 1998 "What the Devil are all you doing down here!? Thieves! COME QUICK!" He was under Harry Potter's and Ronald Weasley's control due to the Imperius Curse.
Unnamed Goblin Lord Voldemort Killing Curse "A ... a s-small golden c-cup, m-my Lord ..." He was killed in a fit of rage after informing Voldemort that Harry, Hermione, and Ron stole a "small golden cup" which was one of his Horcruxes.
Several Death Eaters, Gringotts Guards and Goblins Unknown; Varies They were all killed during Voldemort's fit of rage after being informed that Helga Hufflepuff's Cup (which was one of his Horcruxes) was stolen.
Scabior Neville Longbottom Collapse of the Covered Bridge 2 May, 1998 (screams) Battle of Hogwarts
Vincent Crabbe Himself (by accident) Fiendfyre "Like it hot, scum?"
Fred Weasley Unknown Explosion "You actually are joking, Perce... I don't think I've heard you joke since you were–"
Remus Lupin Antonin Dolohov Unknown / possibly Killing Curses Unknown
Nymphadora Tonks Bellatrix Lestrange
Colin Creevey Death Eater forces
Unidentified female Hogwarts teacher
Severus Snape Nagini (as per Lord Voldemort's order) Exsanguination ""
Nagini Neville Longbottom Decapitated with Godric Gryffindor's sword Hissing
Bellatrix Lestrange Molly Weasley Unknown curse struck directly over her heart "What will happen to your children once I've killed you? When Mummy's gone the same way as Freddie?"
Tom Riddle aka Lord Voldemort Harry Potter/himself/The Elder Wand which recognised Harry as its true master The destruction of his Horcruxes, Harry's mastery of the Elder Wand, and his own rebounding Killing Curse. "Avada Kedavra!"
Several Death Eaters Unknown / Various Unknown / Various Unknown / Various
Unidentified fallen fifty of the Battle of Hogwarts

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