Who kills Harry?
evil Lord Voldemort and Harry Potter himself are leading the field in betting on who will kill the schoolboy wizard in the last of the popular book series, British bookmaker William Hill said. Author Joanne ‘JK’ Rowling said last week that the final instalment of the adventures was to be called Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, sparking speculation that the hero will meet his end. ‘‘The general consensus seems to be that to ensure Voldemort dies (Harry) will be sacrificed,’’ said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams. ‘‘Most of the early money has been for Harry, who has been cut from 10-1 to 6-1 and Voldemort remains the odds-on favourite (at 4-5).’’ The first time William Hill opened a book on a ‘whodunnit?’ was for the US series Dallas, with betting on who shot Texas oil baron JR Ewing. Wagers on the possible culprit outstripped money placed on horse racing in the last days of betting. Also at 6-1 to pot Harry were his nemesis Draco Malfoy and his best friend Ron Weasley. The bookmaker has pledged that stakes will be returned if Harry survives. Money has also been placed on Ron Weasley and school swot Hermione Grainger getting married with Harry as best man; Ron and Hermione to have a child called Harry; and Ron to kill Draco Malfoy in a duel.
Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint