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The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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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    most listed Lost

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    the people's #1 MASH

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    Game of Thrones

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    Supernatural

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    ranked low on reranks Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    All in the Family

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    added by carlybobarly Game of Thrones

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    Buffy the Vampire Slay

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    added by bojanthebest The Walking Dead

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    The Walking Dead

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    Doctor Who

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    8 Simple Rules

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Lost

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Lost

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    The Walking Dead

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    Roseanne

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    Supernatural

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    Dexter

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Angel

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    Sesame Street

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    Grey's Anatomy

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    added by nachshon_roth Game of Thrones

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    often listed Six Feet Under

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    Grey's Anatomy

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    added by carlybobarly Game of Thrones

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    Vincent Nigel-Murray Bones

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    Grey's Anatomy

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    ranked low on reranks The Walking Dead

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    Supernatural

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    added by JenniferBierma-Wallworth Glee Glee

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    NYPD Blue

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    ranked low on reranks & added by LeanneDrake Game of Thrones

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    Lost

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    added by LeanneDrake Lady Sybil Crawley Downton Abbey

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    added by michealf Family Guy

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    Supernatural

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