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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
    MASH

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  2. 2
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  3. 3
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    most listed
    Game of Thrones

    ) open
  4. 4
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    Supernatural

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    added by carlybobarly
    Game of Thrones

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  10. 10
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    Buffy the Vampire Slay

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    All in the Family

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  12. 12
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    Doctor Who

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  13. 13
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    The Walking Dead

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    The Walking Dead

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    8 Simple Rules

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    Roseanne

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    Grey's Anatomy

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Lost

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    Supernatural

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Lost

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    added by nachshon_roth
    Game of Thrones

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  25. 25
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    The Walking Dead

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    Sons of Anarchy

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    Sesame Street

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    Grey's Anatomy

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    Grey's Anatomy

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    Grey's Anatomy

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    often listed
    Six Feet Under

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  37. 37
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    Supernatural

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  38. 38
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    added by carlybobarly
    Game of Thrones

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    added by LeanneDrake
    Lady Sybil Crawley Downton Abbey

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    Vincent Nigel-Murray Bones

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Firefly

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    added by JenniferBierma-Wallworth
    Glee Glee

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    added by LeanneDrake
    Game of Thrones

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    The Walking Dead

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    added by HeatherSautter
    Breaking Bad

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    ranked low on reranks & added by michealf
    Family Guy

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  49. 49
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    - 675

    NYPD Blue

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 458
    - 571

    Supernatural

    ) open
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