J.K. Rowling reveals statue she marked after completing 'Harry Potter'

By Wade Sheridan   |   Jan. 13, 2016 at 9:14 AM
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EDINBURGH, Scotland, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Author J.K. Rowling has admitted on social media to marking a statue after she completed writing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Rowling shared the defacing on Jan. 11, the ninth anniversary of the day she completed writing the final chapter in the Potter saga.

"Finished Hallows 9 yrs ago today," she tweeted Monday alongside a photo of the defaced statue. "Celebrated by graffiti-ing a bust in my hotel room. Never do this. It's wrong."

Rowling's graffiti contains her signature and the words, "Finished writing Harry Potter + the Deathly Hallows in this room (652) on 11th Jan 2007," written on a bust of the Greek god Hermes.

In response to a fan who asked how she celebrated ending the series, Rowling replied, "I downed a half bottle of champagne in the room fridge."

The Balmoral hotel, where the statue is located, has according to its website renamed the room as the J.K. Rowling suite in her honor and has placed the bust inside a glass case.

Back in December, Rowling made headlines after she compared presidential candidate Donald Trump to Harry Potter villain Voldemort saying that the evil wizard was "nowhere near as bad" as Trump.

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