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The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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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 most shocking, most memorable, and most gutwrenching to ever grace the silver screen - whether they were surprises or a long time coming. The list include violent deaths, freak accidents, murders, deaths from illness, and a wide range of other sad TV death scenes.

Vote for those most shocking TV deaths that impacted you most to move them to the top of the list, or click Re-Rank to make your own list.

List Criteria: TV characters who died on screen

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  1. 1
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    MASH More
    95
  2. 2
    Up 816
    Down 534
    Lost More
    93
  3. 3
    Up 737
    Down 341

    ranked low on reranks
    Buffy Summers

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer More
    87
  4. 4
    Up 648
    Down 496

    the people's #1 &often listed
    Eddard Stark

    Game of Thrones More
    87
  5. 5
    Up 587
    Down 305
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer More
    84
  6. 6
    Up 500
    Down 402
    ER More
    77
  7. 7
    Up 502
    Down 305
    Buffy the Vampire Slay More
    77
  8. 8
    Up 636
    Down 251

    ranked low on reranks
    Spike

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer More
    76
  9. 9
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    Down 364
    All in the Family More
    73
  10. 10
    Up 386
    Down 493
    Lost More
    72
  11. 11
    Up 349
    Down 428

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jin-Soo Kwon

    Lost More
    70
  12. 12
    Up 345
    Down 360
    Supernatural More
    70
  13. 13
    Up 338
    Down 292
    Angel More
    70
  14. 14
    Up 415
    Down 227

    ranked low on reranks
    Anya Jenkins

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer More
    69
  15. 15
    Up 417
    Down 197

    ranked low on reranks
    Dale Horvath

    The Walking Dead More
    68
  16. 16
    Up 390
    Down 413
    Doctor Who More
    67
  17. 17
    Up 348
    Down 319
    8 Simple Rules More
    67
  18. 18
    Up 248
    Down 286
    Cheers More
    67
  19. 19
    Up 377
    Down 475
    Angel More
    66
  20. 20
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    ranked high on reranks
    Robb Stark

    Game of Thrones More
    66
    added by: carlybobarly
  21. 21
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    Down 247

    ranked low on reranks
    Jenny Calendar

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer More
    65
  22. 22
    Up 303
    Down 96

    ranked low on reranks
    Mark Sloan

    Grey's Anatomy More
    65
  23. 23
    Up 316
    Down 423

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jack Shephard

    Lost, Lost: Missing Pieces More
    65
  24. 24
    Up 325
    Down 139
    Dexter More
    64
  25. 25
    Up 340
    Down 238
    Lost More
    63
  26. 26
    Up 272
    Down 125
    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation More
    62
  27. 27
    Up 270
    Down 117
    The Walking Dead More
    61
  28. 28
    Up 188
    Down 280
    Six Feet Under More
    60
  29. 29
    Up 180
    Down 204
    Roseanne More
    59
  30. 30
    Up 189
    Down 316

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Juliet Burke

    Lost, Lost: Missing Pieces More
    58
  31. 31
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    Down 416
    Angel More
    58
  32. 32
    Up 130
    Down 38
    The Walking Dead More
    57
    added by: bojanthebest
  33. 33
    Up 215
    Down 293
    Firefly More
    56
  34. 34
    Up 262
    Down 214

    ranked low on reranks
    Lexie Grey

    Grey's Anatomy More
    56
  35. 35
    Up 231
    Down 301
    Lost More
    55
  36. 36
    Up 206
    Down 280
    Sesame Street More
    55
  37. 37
    Up 187
    Down 346
    Farscape More
    54
  38. 38
    Up 264
    Down 315
    Grey's Anatomy More
    54
  39. 39
    Up 86
    Down 93
    Glee More
    54
    added by: JenniferBierma-Wallworth
    Glee
  40. 40
    Up 180
    Down 366

    often listed
    Allen Francis Doyle

    Angel More
    54
  41. 41
    Up 169
    Down 233
    Grey's Anatomy More
    53
  42. 42
    Up 150
    Down 271
    NYPD Blue More
    53
  43. 43
    Up 20
    Down 17

    ranked high on reranks
    James Evans, Sr.

    53
    added by: TheBarreBaby32
  44. 44
    Up 236
    Down 301

    Vincent Nigel-Murray

    Bones More
    53
  45. 45
    Up 213
    Down 121

    ranked low on reranks
    Lori Grimes

    The Walking Dead More
    52
  46. 46
    Up 137
    Down 317

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Olivia Dunham

    Fringe More
    52
  47. 47
    Up 103
    Down 102
    Breaking Bad More
    52
    added by: HeatherSautter
  48. 48
    Up 210
    Down 69

    ranked low on reranks
    T-Dog

    The Walking Dead More
    52
  49. 49
    Up 101
    Down 65
    Dawson's Creek More
    52
    added by: willyboymcoy
  50. 50
    Up 197
    Down 91

    ranked low on reranks
    Jenna Sommers

    The Vampire Diaries More
    51
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