Answer: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the prolific writer best known for his creation Detective Sherlock Holmes did the unthinkable: he wrote a story that ended with the death of his cunning and beloved detective. "The Final Problem," published in the December issue of The Strand Magazine showed a stalemate between Holmes and his archenemy Professor Moriarty, causing them to fall to their death in a deep ravine.
] Doyle's motivation to kill his most beloved creation was simple. He wanted to stop writing about Sherlock Holmes and concentrate his energies on other historical novels he had planned. However, Doyle underestimated how much the public loved Sherlock Holmes, and after nearly a decade of public pressure to revive the detective, he did just that. In 1
The success of The Hound of the Baskervilles eventually led to a Revisionist story ( The Adventures of the Empty House ) that brought the lovely Sherlock Holmes back to life (Dr. Watson , as it turned out, the events in The last problem had not clearly seen Holmes had survived).