The Saddest Television Deaths Ever TV Characters
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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.

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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Lt. Colonel Henry Blake

    MASH More
    97
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    Lost More
    96
  3. 3
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    Game of Thrones More
    91
  4. 4
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer More
    87
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer More
    83
  6. 6
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    ER More
    79
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    ranked low on reranks
    Spike

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer More
    78
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    Supernatural More
    76
  9. 9
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    All in the Family More
    75
  10. 10
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    Game of Thrones More
    75
    added by: carlybobarly
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    Tara Maclay

    Buffy the Vampire Slay More
    74
  12. 12
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    Doctor Who More
    70
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Sun-Hwa Kwon

    Lost More
    70
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Paul Hennessy

    8 Simple Rules More
    69
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    Dale Horvath

    The Walking Dead More
    69
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    Jin-Soo Kwon

    Lost More
    68
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    Mark Sloan

    Grey's Anatomy More
    68
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer More
    66
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    Supernatural More
    66
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    The Walking Dead More
    66
    added by: bojanthebest
  21. 21
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    Angel More
    65
  22. 22
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    Dexter More
    65
  23. 23
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    Lost More
    64
  24. 24
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    Lost More
    64
  25. 25
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    Cheers More
    64
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    Sophia Peletier

    The Walking Dead More
    64
  27. 27
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    Angel More
    63
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    Roseanne More
    62
  29. 29
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer More
    62
  30. 30
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    Sesame Street More
    59
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    Six Feet Under More
    59
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    Grey's Anatomy More
    59
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    Grey's Anatomy More
    59
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    Vincent Nigel-Murray

    Bones More
    56
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    Lost More
    56
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    Game of Thrones More
    56
    added by: carlybobarly
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    Firefly More
    55
  38. 38
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    Sons of Anarchy More
    55
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    Supernatural More
    54
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    Grey's Anatomy More
    54
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    T-Dog

    The Walking Dead More
    54
  42. 42
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    Angel More
    53
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    Lost More
    52
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    Glee More
    51
    added by: JenniferBierma-Wallworth
    Glee
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    NYPD Blue More
    50
  46. 46
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    Supernatural More
    50
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Allen Francis Doyle

    Angel More
    48
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    John Crichton

    Farscape More
    48
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    Jenna Sommers

    The Vampire Diaries More
    47
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    ER More
    47
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