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The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

List Criteria: TV characters who died on screen

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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    ER

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    Supernatural

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    ranked low on reranks Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    added by carlybobarly Game of Thrones

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    All in the Family

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    Buffy the Vampire Slay

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Lost

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Doctor Who

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    ranked low on reranks & added by bojanthebest The Walking Dead

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 8 Simple Rules

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    ranked low on reranks The Walking Dead

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    ranked low on reranks Grey's Anatomy

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Lost

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    Supernatural

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    Lost

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    Angel

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    Dexter

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    Cheers

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    Lost

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    Roseanne

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    Angel

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Six Feet Under

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    Sesame Street

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    Sons of Anarchy

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    Grey's Anatomy

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    Lost

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    Vincent Nigel-Murray Bones

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    ranked low on reranks The Walking Dead

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    Firefly

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    Angel

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    added by JenniferBierma-Wallworth Glee Glee

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    Lost

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    added by nachshon_roth Game of Thrones

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    NYPD Blue

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    ER

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