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The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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List Criteria: Vote up which on-screen death made you reach for the tissues the most.

Spoilers everywhere, of course! List of the saddest TV deaths as voted and ranked by fans. TV shows have long been able to penetrate the core of the human spirit, and audiences grow attached to characters they watch week after week and season after season. These TV character deaths are among the saddest, most memorable, and most gut wrenching to ever grace the silver screen - whether they were surprises or a long time coming. The list includes violent deaths, freak accidents, murders, deaths from illness, and a wide range of other sad TV death scenes.

Vote for those saddest TV deaths that impacted you most and watch them move to the top of the list, or click Re-Rank to make your own version of this list.
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  1. 1
    + 11,093
    - 5,998

    the people's #1
    Lost

    ;
  2. 2
    + 10,653
    - 5,732

    most listed
    Game of Thrones

    ;
  3. 3
    + 7,766
    - 6,038


    MASH

    ;
  4. 4
    + 10,347
    - 5,894


    Supernatural

    ;
  5. 5
    + 10,117
    - 5,597


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  6. 6
    + 8,017
    - 5,427


    ER

    ;
  7. 7
    + 8,138
    - 5,195

    added by carlybobarly
    Game of Thrones

    ;
  8. 8
    + 9,363
    - 4,797


    Doctor Who

    ;
  9. 9
    + 8,113
    - 5,158


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    ;
  10. 10
    + 6,869
    - 4,798


    Buffy the Vampire Slay

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  11. 11
    + 6,144
    - 3,787


    8 Simple Rules

    ;
  12. 12
    + 9,000
    - 4,341


    Sons of Anarchy

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  13. 13
    + 11,632
    - 3,864

    added by bojanthebest
    The Walking Dead

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  14. 14
    + 6,665
    - 4,248


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  15. 15
    + 6,998
    - 3,271


    Roseanne

    ;
  16. 16
    + 7,631
    - 3,440

    added by nachshon_roth
    Game of Thrones

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  17. 17
    + 4,152
    - 4,566


    All in the Family

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  18. 18
    + 4,497
    - 4,290


    Angel

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  19. 19
    + 7,943
    - 3,918

    ranked low on reranks
    Grey's Anatomy

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  20. 20
    + 3,654
    - 4,651

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Lost

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  21. 21
    + 4,583
    - 3,909


    Supernatural

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  22. 22
    + 5,765
    - 3,711


    Supernatural

    ;
  23. 23
    + 7,322
    - 3,573


    Grey's Anatomy

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  24. 24
    + 3,590
    - 4,384
    Jin-Soo Kwon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Lost

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  25. 25
    + 5,177
    - 3,560


    Firefly

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  26. 26
    + 6,114
    - 3,779


    Grey's Anatomy

    ;
  27. 27
    + 5,526
    - 4,406


    The Walking Dead

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  28. 28
    + 6,115
    - 3,091

    added by willyboymcoy
    bones Bones

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  29. 29
    + 3,348
    - 3,838


    Cheers

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  30. 30
    + 5,402
    - 3,659


    Dexter

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  31. 31
    + 7,353
    - 1,697

    ranked low on reranks & added by wassollmanmachen
    The Walking Dead

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  32. 32
    + 4,356
    - 3,900


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  33. 33
    + 3,519
    - 3,749


    Angel

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  34. 34
    + 3,236
    - 4,190


    Lost

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  35. 35
    + 3,629
    - 3,330


    Sesame Street

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  36. 36
    + 3,461
    - 3,387

    added by LeanneDrake
    Downton Abbey

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  37. 37
    + 5,504
    - 3,086

    added by LeanneDrake
    Game of Thrones

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  38. 38
    + 3,961
    - 3,098


    Supernatural

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  39. 39
    + 4,388
    - 3,470

    added by carlybobarly
    Game of Thrones

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  40. 40
    + 5,507
    - 3,228

    added by JenniferBierma-Wallworth
    Glee Glee

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  41. 41
    + 6,214
    - 3,375


    Grey's Anatomy

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  42. 42
    + 3,898
    - 3,389
    Vincent Nigel-Murray is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever


    Vincent Nigel-Murray Bones

  43. 43
    + 4,549
    - 3,349


    The Walking Dead

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  44. 44
    + 4,426
    - 2,993


    Game of Thrones

    ;
  45. 45
    + 2,454
    - 3,283

    often listed
    Angel

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  46. 46
    + 3,690
    - 2,669

    added by IrinaGinger79
    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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  47. 47
    + 3,515
    - 1,995

    added by JenniferHardesty

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  48. 48
    + 3,546
    - 3,663


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  49. 49
    + 3,473
    - 2,931


    NCIS

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  50. 50
    + 3,749
    - 3,066

    added by BufordLogan
    Sons of Anarchy

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