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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
    + 4,599
    - 2,091


    Lost

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  2. 2
    + 3,732
    - 2,010

    the people's #1 & most listed
    MASH

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  3. 3
    + 4,112
    - 2,492


    Game of Thrones

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  4. 4
    + 2,959
    - 2,047


    Supernatural

    ;
  5. 5
    + 2,892
    - 1,779

    added by carlybobarly
    Game of Thrones

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  6. 6
    + 2,955
    - 1,820


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  7. 7
    + 2,986
    - 2,011


    ER

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  8. 8
    + 2,489
    - 1,844


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  9. 9
    + 2,621
    - 1,753


    Doctor Who

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  10. 10
    + 3,777
    - 1,175

    added by bojanthebest
    The Walking Dead

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  11. 11
    + 1,967
    - 1,627


    All in the Family

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  12. 12
    + 1,986
    - 1,443


    8 Simple Rules

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  13. 13
    + 2,523
    - 1,653


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  14. 14
    + 2,089
    - 945

    added by nachshon_roth
    Game of Thrones

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  15. 15
    + 3,193
    - 1,808


    Sons of Anarchy

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  16. 16
    + 1,935
    - 1,725


    Buffy the Vampire Slay

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  17. 17
    + 2,291
    - 1,242


    Roseanne

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  18. 18
    + 1,566
    - 1,951

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Lost

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  19. 19
    + 2,332
    - 1,473


    The Walking Dead

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  20. 20
    + 2,035
    - 1,306


    Supernatural

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  21. 21
    + 1,497
    - 1,808
    Jin-Soo Kwon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Lost

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  22. 22
    + 2,353
    - 1,266


    Grey's Anatomy

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  23. 23
    + 1,826
    - 1,313


    Dexter

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  24. 24
    + 1,484
    - 1,344


    Cheers

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  25. 25
    + 2,288
    - 1,455


    Grey's Anatomy

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  26. 26
    + 1,644
    - 1,335


    Grey's Anatomy

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  27. 27
    + 1,678
    - 926

    added by LeanneDrake
    Game of Thrones

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  28. 28
    + 1,211
    - 1,664


    Angel

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  29. 29
    + 1,343
    - 1,212


    Sesame Street

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  30. 30
    + 1,390
    - 1,680


    Lost

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  31. 31
    + 1,225
    - 1,439


    Supernatural

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  32. 32
    + 1,535
    - 1,504


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  33. 33
    + 1,829
    - 1,258


    The Walking Dead

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  34. 34
    + 1,516
    - 1,284

    added by carlybobarly
    Game of Thrones

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  35. 35
    + 1,133
    - 1,457


    Angel

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  36. 36
    + 1,971
    - 1,275


    Grey's Anatomy

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  37. 37
    + 1,402
    - 1,634


    Lost

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  38. 38
    + 1,086
    - 532

    ranked low on reranks
    Game of Thrones

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  39. 39
    + 846
    - 993

    added by LeanneDrake
    Downton Abbey

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  40. 40
    + 1,058
    - 1,313


    Firefly

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  41. 41
    + 1,515
    - 1,142

    added by JenniferBierma-Wallworth
    Glee Glee

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  42. 42
    + 1,356
    - 1,426


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  43. 43
    + 1,157
    - 979

    added by HeatherSautter
    Breaking Bad

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  44. 44
    + 813
    - 1,449

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Six Feet Under

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  45. 45
    + 1,119
    - 920


    NCIS

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  46. 46
    + 1,258
    - 1,359
    Vincent Nigel-Murray is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever


    Vincent Nigel-Murray Bones

  47. 47
    + 913
    - 1,435

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Lost

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  48. 48
    + 1,035
    - 773

    added by IrinaGinger79
    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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  49. 49
    + 1,088
    - 1,123


    Supernatural

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  50. 50
    + 1,274
    - 993

    added by BufordLogan
    Sons of Anarchy

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