The Saddest Television Deaths Ever TV Characters
0Ultimate List
tags 119 059 votes 8 368 voters 258 308 views 156 items f p @

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.
  • 89 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
L The List
Z
B Comments
& Embed
G Options
2rerank list
  1. 1
    + 1877
    - 979

    the people's #1 MASH

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 1920
    - 1063

    most listed Lost

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 1600
    - 1208

    Game of Thrones

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 1615
    - 793

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 1320
    - 759

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 1294
    - 1070
    ) open
  7. 7
    + 986
    - 865

    Supernatural

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 1416
    - 717

    ranked low on reranks Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 1001
    - 768

    All in the Family

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 960
    - 792

    added by carlybobarly Game of Thrones

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 1154
    - 394

    ranked low on reranks & added by bojanthebest The Walking Dead

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 1047
    - 736

    Buffy the Vampire Slay

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 1018
    - 840

    Doctor Who

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 1034
    - 589

    The Walking Dead

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 871
    - 680

    8 Simple Rules

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 809
    - 1035

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Lost

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 761
    - 916

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Lost

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 758
    - 515

    Roseanne

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 806
    - 471

    The Walking Dead

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 872
    - 502

    Grey's Anatomy

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 803
    - 554

    Supernatural

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 819
    - 629

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 717
    - 634
    ) open
  24. 24
    + 676
    - 857
    ) open
  25. 25
    + 657
    - 507

    Sons of Anarchy

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 782
    - 520

    Dexter

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 630
    - 658
    ) open
  28. 28
    + 688
    - 785
    ) open
  29. 29
    + 649
    - 861
    ) open
  30. 30
    + 606
    - 585

    Sesame Street

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 444
    - 278

    added by nachshon_roth Game of Thrones

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 754
    - 572

    Grey's Anatomy

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 658
    - 614

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 767
    - 695

    Grey's Anatomy

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 390
    - 672

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Six Feet Under

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 499
    - 540

    added by carlybobarly Game of Thrones

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 574
    - 657

    Vincent Nigel-Murray Bones

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 492
    - 594

    Grey's Anatomy

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 655
    - 397

    ranked low on reranks The Walking Dead

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 462
    - 682

    often listed Supernatural

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 426
    - 717
    ) open
  42. 42
    + 479
    - 635
    ) open
  43. 43
    + 522
    - 452

    added by JenniferBierma-Wallworth Glee Glee

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 341
    - 256

    ranked low on reranks & added by LeanneDrake Game of Thrones

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 400
    - 603

    NYPD Blue

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 477
    - 760
    ) open
  47. 47
    + 226
    - 250

    added by LeanneDrake Lady Sybil Crawley Downton Abbey

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 436
    - 671

    Lost

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 415
    - 353

    ranked low on reranks & added by michealf Family Guy

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 370
    - 497

    Supernatural

    ) open
157 +

Something missing? Add it!

L List Options 2 Rerank List B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >

viewers of this list also saw...

more popular lists