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.

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
    Charlie Pace

    Lost More
    97
  2. 2
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    the people's #1
    Lt. Colonel Henry Blake

    MASH 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
  5. 5
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer More
    84
  6. 6
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    ER More
    79
  7. 7
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    ranked low on reranks
    Spike

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer More
    78
  8. 8
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    Supernatural More
    77
  9. 9
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    Game of Thrones More
    75
    added by: carlybobarly
  10. 10
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    Buffy the Vampire Slay More
    75
  11. 11
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    All in the Family More
    74
  12. 12
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    Lost More
    70
  13. 13
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    Doctor Who More
    69
  14. 14
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    ranked low on reranks
    Dale Horvath

    The Walking Dead More
    69
  15. 15
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jin-Soo Kwon

    Lost More
    68
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    8 Simple Rules More
    67
  17. 17
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    Supernatural More
    67
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    often listed
    Cordelia Chase

    Angel More
    67
  19. 19
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    Dexter More
    66
  20. 20
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    Grey's Anatomy More
    66
  21. 21
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer More
    66
  22. 22
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    The Walking Dead More
    64
    added by: bojanthebest
  23. 23
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Winifred Burkle

    Angel More
    64
  24. 24
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jack Shephard

    Lost More
    64
  25. 25
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    Cheers More
    64
  26. 26
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    Lost More
    63
  27. 27
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    Sophia Peletier

    The Walking Dead More
    63
  28. 28
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer More
    62
  29. 29
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    Roseanne More
    61
  30. 30
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    Six Feet Under More
    59
  31. 31
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    Sesame Street More
    58
  32. 32
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    ranked low on reranks
    Lexie Grey

    Grey's Anatomy More
    58
  33. 33
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    Lost More
    56
  34. 34
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    Vincent Nigel-Murray

    Bones More
    56
  35. 35
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    Firefly More
    56
  36. 36
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    Grey's Anatomy More
    56
  37. 37
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    Game of Thrones More
    55
    added by: carlybobarly
  38. 38
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    Sons of Anarchy More
    54
  39. 39
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    Supernatural More
    54
  40. 40
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    Angel More
    53
  41. 41
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    Grey's Anatomy More
    53
  42. 42
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    Lost More
    52
  43. 43
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    Glee More
    52
    added by: JenniferBierma-Wallworth
    Glee
  44. 44
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    ranked low on reranks
    T-Dog

    The Walking Dead More
    51
  45. 45
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    NYPD Blue More
    51
  46. 46
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    Supernatural More
    50
  47. 47
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    Farscape More
    49
  48. 48
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Allen Francis Doyle

    Angel More
    49
  49. 49
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    ER More
    47
  50. 50
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    Down 154

    ranked low on reranks
    Jenna Sommers

    The Vampire Diaries More
    47
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