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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 MASH

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    most listed Lost

    ) open
  3. 3
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    Game of Thrones

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  4. 4
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    Supernatural

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    ranked low on reranks Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  9. 9
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    All in the Family

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  10. 10
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    added by carlybobarly Game of Thrones

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  11. 11
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    ranked low on reranks & added by bojanthebest The Walking Dead

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  12. 12
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    Buffy the Vampire Slay

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  13. 13
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    Doctor Who

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  14. 14
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    The Walking Dead

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    8 Simple Rules

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Lost

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  17. 17
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Lost

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  18. 18
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    Roseanne

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    The Walking Dead

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    Grey's Anatomy

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  21. 21
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    Supernatural

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    Sons of Anarchy

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    Dexter

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    Sesame Street

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    added by nachshon_roth Game of Thrones

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    Grey's Anatomy

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    Grey's Anatomy

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Six Feet Under

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    added by carlybobarly Game of Thrones

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    Vincent Nigel-Murray Bones

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    ranked low on reranks The Walking Dead

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    Grey's Anatomy

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    Supernatural

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  43. 43
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    added by JenniferBierma-Wallworth Glee Glee

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    ranked low on reranks & added by LeanneDrake Game of Thrones

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    - 605

    NYPD Blue

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    added by LeanneDrake Lady Sybil Crawley Downton Abbey

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    ranked low on reranks & added by michealf Family Guy

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  49. 49
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    Lost

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    - 499

    Supernatural

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