Dumbledore Confirmed Dead2006 October 1, 3:42 am
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The latter bit, which had been a topic of much debate and speculation among Potter fans, was first voiced at the concert by author Salman Rushdie, who offered his theory that Snape and Dumbledore were in cahoots (over the latter’s murder) and that Dumbledore’s death was a hoax.
“In my opinion, Snape is good”, he declared.
Rowling’s answer: “And your opinion is right, but I feel I need to make one thing clear about Dumbledore: he is dead.”
Sad, sad news. Contrary to the convincing DumbledoreIsNotDead.com theory, Dumbledore is really dead, as confirmed by J.K. Rowling herself. Ironically, my only means of denial of Dumbledore’s death, is gone.