A Referee from Norfolk, Cyprian Youdle, is killed by a curse from an angry spectator during a “friendly” match between two local sides (QA6, FW).
Referee Youdle killed during a match
Certainty Stated in canon
Location in Canon FW: The Famous Wizard Cards QA6: Changes in Quidditch Since the Fourteenth Century
Type of Event Wizarding world
Youdle remains the only Referee to have died during a game of Quidditch.
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