"She Was So Young And So Fit": J. K. Rowling Reflected On The Pain Of Losing Her Mother In 'Harry Potter' Books
J. K. Rowling is undoubtedly famous for her Harry Potter books, but this fame equals nothing if her mother, Anne, cannot witness it. The author's mum sadly died at the age of 45 due to multiple sclerosis.
According to J. K. Rowling's biography, she came from "a difficult family" as her mother was very ill. The Harry Potter author was only 15 when her parent was diagnosed with MS and 25 years old when Anne passed away. Joanne often talks about her grief after her mum's demise and her regrets that she didn't see her writing success.