The Saddest Television Deaths Ever TV Characters

The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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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 most shocking, most memorable, and most gutwrenching to ever grace the silver screen - whether they were surprises or a long time coming. The list include violent deaths, freak accidents, murders, deaths from illness, and a wide range of other sad TV death scenes.

Vote for those most shocking TV deaths that impacted you most to move them to the top of the list, or click Re-Rank to make your own list.

List Criteria: TV characters who died on screen

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  1. 1
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    MASH More
    96
  2. 2
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Charlie Pace

    Lost More
    92
  3. 3
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    Down 338

    ranked low on reranks
    Buffy Summers

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer More
    87
  4. 4
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    Down 485

    the people's #1 &often listed
    Eddard Stark

    Game of Thrones More
    86
  5. 5
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    Down 302
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer More
    84
  6. 6
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    Buffy the Vampire Slay More
    77
  7. 7
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    ranked low on reranks
    Spike

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer More
    76
  8. 8
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    ER More
    76
  9. 9
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    Down 355

    ranked high on reranks
    Edith Bunker

    All in the Family More
    73
  10. 10
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    often listed
    Sun-Hwa Kwon

    Lost More
    72
  11. 11
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jin-Soo Kwon

    Lost More
    70
  12. 12
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    ranked low on reranks
    Cordelia Chase

    Angel More
    70
  13. 13
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    ranked low on reranks
    Anya Jenkins

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer More
    69
  14. 14
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Bobby Singer

    Supernatural More
    68
  15. 15
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    ranked low on reranks
    Dale Horvath

    The Walking Dead More
    68
  16. 16
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    often listed
    Tenth Doctor

    Doctor Who More
    67
  17. 17
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Coach Ernie Pantusso

    Cheers More
    67
  18. 18
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    8 Simple Rules More
    67
  19. 19
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Winifred Burkle

    Angel More
    67
  20. 20
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    ranked low on reranks
    Jenny Calendar

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer More
    65
  21. 21
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jack Shephard

    Lost, Lost: Missing Pieces More
    65
  22. 22
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Robb Stark

    Game of Thrones More
    64
    added by: carlybobarly
  23. 23
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    ranked low on reranks
    Rita Morgan

    Dexter More
    64
  24. 24
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    often listed
    Boone Carlyle

    Lost More
    63
  25. 25
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    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    Mark Sloan

    Grey's Anatomy More
    63
  26. 26
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    Down 113
    The Walking Dead More
    61
  27. 27
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    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation More
    60
  28. 28
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    often listed
    Nate Fisher

    Six Feet Under More
    59
  29. 29
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    Roseanne More
    59
  30. 30
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Juliet Burke

    Lost, Lost: Missing Pieces More
    58
  31. 31
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    often listed
    Wesley Wyndam-Pryce

    Angel More
    58
  32. 32
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    The Walking Dead More
    57
    added by: bojanthebest
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Hoban Washburne

    Firefly More
    57
  34. 34
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    controversial &ranked low on reranks
    Lexie Grey

    Grey's Anatomy More
    56
  35. 35
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    ranked low on reranks
    Libby

    Lost More
    56
  36. 36
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    Sesame Street More
    55
  37. 37
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    John Crichton

    Farscape More
    55
  38. 38
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    controversial
    George O'Malley

    Grey's Anatomy More
    54
  39. 39
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    Glee More
    54
    added by: JenniferBierma-Wallworth
    Glee
  40. 40
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    often listed &controversial
    Allen Francis Doyle

    Angel More
    54
  41. 41
    Up 19
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    54
    added by: TheBarreBaby32
  42. 42
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    often listed
    Bobby Simone

    NYPD Blue More
    53
  43. 43
    Up 233
    Down 297

    controversial
    Vincent Nigel-Murray

    Bones More
    53
  44. 44
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    often listed &controversial
    Olivia Dunham

    Fringe More
    52
  45. 45
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    ranked high on reranks
    Walter White

    Breaking Bad More
    52
    added by: HeatherSautter
  46. 46
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jen Lindley

    Dawson's Creek More
    52
    added by: willyboymcoy
  47. 47
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    ranked low on reranks
    Lori Grimes

    The Walking Dead More
    52
  48. 48
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    ranked low on reranks
    T-Dog

    The Walking Dead More
    52
  49. 49
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Denny Duquette

    Grey's Anatomy More
    52
  50. 50
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    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    Jenna Sommers

    The Vampire Diaries More
    51
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