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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
    + 4,379
    - 1,909


    Lost

    ;
  2. 2
    + 3,457
    - 1,886

    the people's #1
    MASH

    ;
  3. 3
    + 3,754
    - 2,377

    most listed
    Game of Thrones

    ;
  4. 4
    + 2,730
    - 1,894


    Supernatural

    ;
  5. 5
    + 2,808
    - 1,693


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    ;
  6. 6
    + 2,623
    - 1,657

    added by carlybobarly
    Game of Thrones

    ;
  7. 7
    + 2,766
    - 1,885


    ER

    ;
  8. 8
    + 2,352
    - 1,706


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    ;
  9. 9
    + 2,433
    - 1,622


    Doctor Who

    ;
  10. 10
    + 3,332
    - 1,052

    ranked low on reranks & added by bojanthebest
    The Walking Dead

    ;
  11. 11
    + 2,411
    - 1,535


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    ;
  12. 12
    + 1,793
    - 1,521


    All in the Family

    ;
  13. 13
    + 1,845
    - 1,596


    Buffy the Vampire Slay

    ;
  14. 14
    + 1,808
    - 1,349


    8 Simple Rules

    ;
  15. 15
    + 1,844
    - 848

    added by nachshon_roth
    Game of Thrones

    ;
  16. 16
    + 2,035
    - 1,130


    Roseanne

    ;
  17. 17
    + 1,491
    - 1,827

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Lost

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  18. 18
    + 2,969
    - 1,712


    Sons of Anarchy

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  19. 19
    + 1,901
    - 1,203


    Supernatural

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  20. 20
    + 2,140
    - 1,373


    The Walking Dead

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  21. 21
    + 2,207
    - 1,159


    Grey's Anatomy

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  22. 22
    + 1,406
    - 1,689
    Jin-Soo Kwon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Lost

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  23. 23
    + 1,698
    - 1,212


    Dexter

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  24. 24
    + 1,345
    - 1,254


    Cheers

    ;
  25. 25
    + 2,120
    - 1,353


    Grey's Anatomy

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  26. 26
    + 1,524
    - 1,227


    Grey's Anatomy

    ;
  27. 27
    + 1,138
    - 1,557


    Angel

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  28. 28
    + 1,313
    - 1,565


    Lost

    ;
  29. 29
    + 1,472
    - 1,389


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    ;
  30. 30
    + 1,130
    - 1,336


    Supernatural

    ;
  31. 31
    + 1,853
    - 1,168

    ranked low on reranks
    Grey's Anatomy

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  32. 32
    + 1,066
    - 1,350

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Angel

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  33. 33
    + 1,490
    - 822

    ranked low on reranks & added by LeanneDrake
    Game of Thrones

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  34. 34
    + 1,208
    - 1,124


    Sesame Street

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  35. 35
    + 1,674
    - 1,172


    The Walking Dead

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  36. 36
    + 1,308
    - 1,518


    Lost

    ;
  37. 37
    + 1,357
    - 1,187

    added by carlybobarly
    Game of Thrones

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  38. 38
    + 905
    - 452

    ranked low on reranks
    Game of Thrones

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  39. 39
    + 764
    - 890

    added by LeanneDrake
    Downton Abbey

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  40. 40
    + 1,410
    - 1,043

    added by JenniferBierma-Wallworth
    Glee Glee

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  41. 41
    + 1,303
    - 1,318


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  42. 42
    + 765
    - 1,341

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Six Feet Under

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  43. 43
    + 977
    - 1,219


    Firefly

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  44. 44
    + 1,014
    - 901

    added by HeatherSautter
    Breaking Bad

    ;
  45. 45
    + 1,179
    - 1,264
    Vincent Nigel-Murray is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever


    Vincent Nigel-Murray Bones

  46. 46
    + 856
    - 1,337


    Lost

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  47. 47
    + 1,012
    - 836


    NCIS

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  48. 48
    + 946
    - 687

    added by IrinaGinger79
    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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  49. 49
    + 1,009
    - 1,031


    Supernatural

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  50. 50
    + 785
    - 1,367

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Angel

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