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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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    the people's #1 & most listed
    MASH

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  2. 2
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    - 1265


    Lost

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  3. 3
    + 2059
    - 1494


    Game of Thrones

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  4. 4
    + 1970
    - 993


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  5. 5
    + 1674
    - 963


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  6. 6
    + 1306
    - 1118


    Supernatural

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    + 1636
    - 1304


    ER

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  8. 8
    + 1296
    - 1056

    added by carlybobarly
    Game of Thrones

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  9. 9
    + 1345
    - 925


    Buffy the Vampire Slay

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  10. 10
    + 1745
    - 914

    ranked low on reranks
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  11. 11
    + 1383
    - 1007


    Doctor Who

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  12. 12
    + 1238
    - 937


    All in the Family

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  13. 13
    + 1586
    - 613

    added by bojanthebest
    The Walking Dead

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  14. 14
    + 1096
    - 828


    8 Simple Rules

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  15. 15
    + 1291
    - 810


    The Walking Dead

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  16. 16
    + 1050
    - 785


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  17. 17
    + 1017
    - 652


    Roseanne

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  18. 18
    + 1000
    - 1227

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Lost

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  19. 19
    + 894
    - 759


    Cheers

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  20. 20
    + 1178
    - 667

    ranked low on reranks
    Grey's Anatomy

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  21. 21
    + 950
    - 1107

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Lost

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  22. 22
    + 1032
    - 725


    Supernatural

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  23. 23
    + 731
    - 402

    added by nachshon_roth
    Game of Thrones

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  24. 24
    + 980
    - 659


    Dexter

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  25. 25
    + 877
    - 651


    Sons of Anarchy

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    + 792
    - 1004

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Angel

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  27. 27
    + 747
    - 801


    Angel

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  28. 28
    + 1014
    - 653

    ranked low on reranks
    The Walking Dead

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  29. 29
    + 843
    - 1022

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Lost

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  30. 30
    + 768
    - 700


    Sesame Street

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  31. 31
    + 1056
    - 823


    Grey's Anatomy

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  32. 32
    + 835
    - 747


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  33. 33
    + 1013
    - 697

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    Grey's Anatomy

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  34. 34
    + 832
    - 986


    Lost

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  35. 35
    + 625
    - 841


    Supernatural

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  36. 36
    + 697
    - 735


    Grey's Anatomy

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  37. 37
    + 471
    - 806

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Six Feet Under

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  38. 38
    + 365
    - 370

    added by LeanneDrake
    Lady Sybil Crawley Downton Abbey

  39. 39
    + 731
    - 573

    added by JenniferBierma-Wallworth
    Glee Glee

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  40. 40
    + 604
    - 744


    Firefly

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  41. 41
    + 672
    - 724

    added by carlybobarly
    Game of Thrones

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  42. 42
    + 717
    - 816


    Vincent Nigel-Murray Bones

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    + 545
    - 394

    ranked low on reranks & added by LeanneDrake
    Game of Thrones

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  44. 44
    + 552
    - 846

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Lost

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  45. 45
    + 573
    - 886


    Angel

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  46. 46
    + 818
    - 551

    ranked low on reranks
    The Walking Dead

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  47. 47
    + 406
    - 467

    added by HeatherSautter
    Breaking Bad

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  48. 48
    + 594
    - 478

    ranked low on reranks & added by michealf
    Family Guy

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  49. 49
    + 520
    - 614


    Supernatural

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  50. 50
    + 500
    - 447


    NCIS

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