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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
    + 2476
    - 1266


    Lost

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  3. 3
    + 2060
    - 1495


    Game of Thrones

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  4. 4
    + 1970
    - 994


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  5. 5
    + 1674
    - 964


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  6. 6
    + 1307
    - 1119


    Supernatural

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  7. 7
    + 1637
    - 1305


    ER

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  8. 8
    + 1297
    - 1057

    added by carlybobarly
    Game of Thrones

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  9. 9
    + 1345
    - 926


    Buffy the Vampire Slay

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  10. 10
    + 1745
    - 915

    ranked low on reranks
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  11. 11
    + 1383
    - 1008


    Doctor Who

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  12. 12
    + 1240
    - 938


    All in the Family

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  13. 13
    + 1587
    - 614

    added by bojanthebest
    The Walking Dead

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  14. 14
    + 1097
    - 829


    8 Simple Rules

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  15. 15
    + 1292
    - 811


    The Walking Dead

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  16. 16
    + 1050
    - 786


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  17. 17
    + 1018
    - 653


    Roseanne

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  18. 18
    + 1000
    - 1228

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Lost

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  19. 19
    + 895
    - 760


    Cheers

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  20. 20
    + 1178
    - 668

    ranked low on reranks
    Grey's Anatomy

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  21. 21
    + 950
    - 1108

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Lost

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  22. 22
    + 1032
    - 726


    Supernatural

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  23. 23
    + 731
    - 403

    added by nachshon_roth
    Game of Thrones

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  24. 24
    + 980
    - 660


    Dexter

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  25. 25
    + 877
    - 652


    Sons of Anarchy

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  26. 26
    + 792
    - 1005

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Angel

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  27. 27
    + 747
    - 802


    Angel

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  28. 28
    + 1015
    - 654

    ranked low on reranks
    The Walking Dead

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  29. 29
    + 843
    - 1023

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Lost

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  30. 30
    + 769
    - 701


    Sesame Street

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  31. 31
    + 1056
    - 824


    Grey's Anatomy

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  32. 32
    + 835
    - 748


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  33. 33
    + 1013
    - 698

    ranked low on reranks
    Grey's Anatomy

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  34. 34
    + 832
    - 987


    Lost

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  35. 35
    + 625
    - 842


    Supernatural

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  36. 36
    + 697
    - 736


    Grey's Anatomy

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  37. 37
    + 471
    - 807

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Six Feet Under

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  38. 38
    + 365
    - 371

    added by LeanneDrake
    Lady Sybil Crawley Downton Abbey

  39. 39
    + 732
    - 574

    added by JenniferBierma-Wallworth
    Glee Glee

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  40. 40
    + 604
    - 745


    Firefly

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  41. 41
    + 674
    - 725

    added by carlybobarly
    Game of Thrones

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  42. 42
    + 717
    - 817


    Vincent Nigel-Murray Bones

  43. 43
    + 546
    - 395

    ranked low on reranks & added by LeanneDrake
    Game of Thrones

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  44. 44
    + 553
    - 846

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Lost

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  45. 45
    + 573
    - 887


    Angel

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  46. 46
    + 819
    - 552

    ranked low on reranks
    The Walking Dead

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  47. 47
    + 406
    - 468

    added by HeatherSautter
    Breaking Bad

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  48. 48
    + 594
    - 479

    ranked low on reranks & added by michealf
    Family Guy

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  49. 49
    + 520
    - 615


    Supernatural

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  50. 50
    + 500
    - 448


    NCIS

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