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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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    - 2,149


    Lost

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  2. 2
    + 3,827
    - 2,066

    the people's #1 & most listed
    MASH

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  3. 3
    + 4,236
    - 2,554


    Game of Thrones

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  4. 4
    + 3,061
    - 2,110


    Supernatural

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  5. 5
    + 3,049
    - 1,860


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  6. 6
    + 2,993
    - 1,846

    added by carlybobarly
    Game of Thrones

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  7. 7
    + 3,061
    - 2,069


    ER

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  8. 8
    + 2,566
    - 1,886


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  9. 9
    + 2,709
    - 1,808


    Doctor Who

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  10. 10
    + 3,890
    - 1,230

    added by bojanthebest
    The Walking Dead

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  11. 11
    + 2,010
    - 1,672


    All in the Family

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  12. 12
    + 2,595
    - 1,691


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  13. 13
    + 2,039
    - 1,483


    8 Simple Rules

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  14. 14
    + 2,003
    - 1,758

    often listed
    Buffy the Vampire Slay

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  15. 15
    + 2,184
    - 996

    added by nachshon_roth
    Game of Thrones

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  16. 16
    + 3,267
    - 1,852


    Sons of Anarchy

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  17. 17
    + 2,346
    - 1,282


    Roseanne

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  18. 18
    + 2,397
    - 1,518


    The Walking Dead

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  19. 19
    + 1,617
    - 2,003

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Lost

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  20. 20
    + 2,107
    - 1,346


    Supernatural

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  21. 21
    + 1,541
    - 1,858
    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
    + 1,529
    - 1,377


    Cheers

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  23. 23
    + 2,422
    - 1,298

    ranked low on reranks
    Grey's Anatomy

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  24. 24
    + 2,354
    - 1,486


    Grey's Anatomy

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  25. 25
    + 1,886
    - 1,344


    Dexter

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  26. 26
    + 1,432
    - 1,713


    Lost

    ;
  27. 27
    + 1,754
    - 962

    added by LeanneDrake
    Game of Thrones

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  28. 28
    + 1,693
    - 1,370


    Grey's Anatomy

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  29. 29
    + 1,251
    - 1,694


    Angel

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  30. 30
    + 1,388
    - 1,241


    Sesame Street

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  31. 31
    + 1,586
    - 1,533


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  32. 32
    + 1,268
    - 1,485


    Supernatural

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  33. 33
    + 1,156
    - 579


    Game of Thrones

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  34. 34
    + 1,881
    - 1,292


    The Walking Dead

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  35. 35
    + 1,171
    - 1,489

    often listed
    Angel

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  36. 36
    + 1,584
    - 1,316

    added by carlybobarly
    Game of Thrones

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  37. 37
    + 2,030
    - 1,305


    Grey's Anatomy

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  38. 38
    + 1,440
    - 1,683


    Lost

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  39. 39
    + 888
    - 1,025

    added by LeanneDrake
    Downton Abbey

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  40. 40
    + 1,094
    - 1,342


    Firefly

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  41. 41
    + 1,575
    - 1,168

    added by JenniferBierma-Wallworth
    Glee Glee

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  42. 42
    + 1,384
    - 1,456


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  43. 43
    + 1,163
    - 954


    NCIS

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  44. 44
    + 1,078
    - 802

    added by IrinaGinger79
    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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  45. 45
    + 1,200
    - 1,017

    added by HeatherSautter
    Breaking Bad

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  46. 46
    + 841
    - 1,485

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Six Feet Under

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  47. 47
    + 1,300
    - 1,383
    Vincent Nigel-Murray is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever


    Vincent Nigel-Murray Bones

  48. 48
    + 1,311
    - 1,021

    added by BufordLogan
    Sons of Anarchy

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  49. 49
    + 944
    - 1,467

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Lost

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  50. 50
    + 1,433
    - 1,044


    The Walking Dead

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