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.

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    the people's #1
    Lt. Colonel Henry Blake

    MASH More
    97
  2. 2
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    most listed
    Charlie Pace

    Lost More
    97
  3. 3
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    Game of Thrones More
    92
  4. 4
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer More
    88
  5. 5
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer More
    84
  6. 6
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    ER More
    80
  7. 7
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    ranked low on reranks
    Spike

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer More
    79
  8. 8
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    Supernatural More
    76
  9. 9
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    Game of Thrones More
    76
    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
    75
  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
    68
  15. 15
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jin-Soo Kwon

    Lost More
    68
  16. 16
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    8 Simple Rules More
    68
  17. 17
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Cordelia Chase

    Angel More
    67
  18. 18
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    Supernatural More
    66
  19. 19
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer More
    66
  20. 20
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    Grey's Anatomy More
    66
  21. 21
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    Dexter More
    66
  22. 22
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Winifred Burkle

    Angel More
    64
  23. 23
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    Cheers More
    64
  24. 24
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jack Shephard

    Lost More
    63
  25. 25
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer More
    63
  26. 26
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    Lost More
    62
  27. 27
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    Hershel Greene

    The Walking Dead More
    62
    added by: bojanthebest
  28. 28
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    Roseanne More
    61
  29. 29
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    The Walking Dead More
    61
  30. 30
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    Six Feet Under More
    60
  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
    57
  34. 34
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    Firefly More
    56
  35. 35
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    Grey's Anatomy More
    56
  36. 36
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    Vincent Nigel-Murray

    Bones 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
    55
  39. 39
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    Angel More
    54
  40. 40
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    Supernatural More
    53
  41. 41
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    Grey's Anatomy More
    53
  42. 42
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    Lost More
    53
  43. 43
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    NYPD Blue More
    51
  44. 44
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    Glee More
    50
    added by: JenniferBierma-Wallworth
    Glee
  45. 45
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    ranked low on reranks
    T-Dog

    The Walking Dead More
    49
  46. 46
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    Farscape More
    49
  47. 47
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    Angel More
    49
  48. 48
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    Supernatural More
    49
  49. 49
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    ranked low on reranks
    Jenna Sommers

    The Vampire Diaries More
    47
  50. 50
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lucy Knight

    ER More
    47
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