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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
    + 9,558
    - 5,128


    Lost

    ;
  2. 2
    + 9,163
    - 5,077

    most listed
    Game of Thrones

    ;
  3. 3
    + 6,773
    - 5,237

    the people's #1
    MASH

    ;
  4. 4
    + 8,914
    - 4,970


    Supernatural

    ;
  5. 5
    + 8,556
    - 4,862


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  6. 6
    + 6,936
    - 4,456

    added by carlybobarly
    Game of Thrones

    ;
  7. 7
    + 6,906
    - 4,723


    ER

    ;
  8. 8
    + 7,039
    - 4,435


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  9. 9
    + 7,841
    - 4,179


    Doctor Who

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  10. 10
    + 5,763
    - 4,044


    Buffy the Vampire Slay

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  11. 11
    + 5,139
    - 3,304


    8 Simple Rules

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  12. 12
    + 7,636
    - 3,816


    Sons of Anarchy

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  13. 13
    + 10,206
    - 3,162

    ranked low on reranks & added by bojanthebest
    The Walking Dead

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  14. 14
    + 5,751
    - 3,660


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    ;
  15. 15
    + 6,423
    - 2,788

    added by nachshon_roth
    Game of Thrones

    ;
  16. 16
    + 5,906
    - 2,846


    Roseanne

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  17. 17
    + 3,730
    - 3,991


    All in the Family

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  18. 18
    + 3,893
    - 3,748


    Angel

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  19. 19
    + 3,150
    - 4,115


    Lost

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  20. 20
    + 3,931
    - 3,397


    Supernatural

    ;
  21. 21
    + 6,699
    - 3,419


    Grey's Anatomy

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  22. 22
    + 5,013
    - 3,190


    Supernatural

    ;
  23. 23
    + 3,113
    - 3,861
    Jin-Soo Kwon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Lost

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  24. 24
    + 4,989
    - 3,661


    The Walking Dead

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  25. 25
    + 5,006
    - 2,410

    added by willyboymcoy
    bones Bones

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  26. 26
    + 6,217
    - 3,106


    Grey's Anatomy

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  27. 27
    + 5,151
    - 3,266


    Grey's Anatomy

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  28. 28
    + 4,058
    - 3,030


    Firefly

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  29. 29
    + 2,901
    - 3,359


    Cheers

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  30. 30
    + 4,584
    - 3,195


    Dexter

    ;
  31. 31
    + 3,739
    - 3,404


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  32. 32
    + 3,069
    - 3,278


    Angel

    ;
  33. 33
    + 2,821
    - 3,698


    Lost

    ;
  34. 34
    + 3,144
    - 2,919


    Sesame Street

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  35. 35
    + 4,667
    - 2,646

    ranked low on reranks & added by LeanneDrake
    Game of Thrones

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  36. 36
    + 2,787
    - 2,930

    added by LeanneDrake
    Downton Abbey

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  37. 37
    + 3,756
    - 3,041

    added by carlybobarly
    Game of Thrones

    ;
  38. 38
    + 4,666
    - 2,832

    added by JenniferBierma-Wallworth
    Glee Glee

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  39. 39
    + 5,236
    - 2,990


    Grey's Anatomy

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  40. 40
    + 3,311
    - 2,962
    Vincent Nigel-Murray is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever


    Vincent Nigel-Murray Bones

  41. 41
    + 5,653
    - 1,170

    ranked low on reranks & added by wassollmanmachen
    The Walking Dead

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  42. 42
    + 3,749
    - 2,375


    Game of Thrones

    ;
  43. 43
    + 3,341
    - 2,674


    Supernatural

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  44. 44
    + 4,069
    - 2,930


    The Walking Dead

    ;
  45. 45
    + 2,154
    - 2,889

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Angel

    ;
  46. 46
    + 3,152
    - 2,295

    added by IrinaGinger79
    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

    ;
  47. 47
    + 3,068
    - 3,222


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  48. 48
    + 2,748
    - 1,655

    added by JenniferHardesty

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  49. 49
    + 2,637
    - 3,541


    Lost

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  50. 50
    + 3,017
    - 2,580


    NCIS

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