By Ludavis Mortimer
Former Minister of Magic Millicent Bagnold died late Friday evening from complications due to a magical strain of lung cancer. She passed away in her home in London, in the presence of her granddaughter and a team of St. Mungo's Healers.
Madam Bagnold served as Minister of Magic from 1980 until 1990, when she retired and was succeeded by Cornelius Fudge. Her term in office will be remembered throughout history, as she took the post the year before the downfall of You-Know-Who. Both supporters and critics of the Ministry of Magic during that difficult time agree that Millicent Bagnold's intelligence and ability to lead were vital to the Ministry's success in subduing the Dark Lord in 1989.
Madam Bagnold is survived by her granddaughter Elizabeth Maria Bonetto. Her daughter Angela Bagnold Bonetto was killed during a raid on a Dark Wizard encampment in Romania in 2003, along with her husband, Nigel Bonetto.
A quiet funeral will be held Monday morning in an undisclosed location, in honor of the family's request.
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