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The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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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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  1. 1
    + 11,104
    - 6,004

    the people's #1
    Lost

    ;
  2. 2
    + 10,669
    - 5,738

    most listed
    Game of Thrones

    ;
  3. 3
    + 7,773
    - 6,046


    MASH

    ;
  4. 4
    + 10,358
    - 5,902


    Supernatural

    ;
  5. 5
    + 10,125
    - 5,607


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    ;
  6. 6
    + 8,025
    - 5,435


    ER

    ;
  7. 7
    + 8,150
    - 5,203

    added by carlybobarly
    Game of Thrones

    ;
  8. 8
    + 9,379
    - 4,801


    Doctor Who

    ;
  9. 9
    + 8,121
    - 5,164


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    ;
  10. 10
    + 6,875
    - 4,806


    Buffy the Vampire Slay

    ;
  11. 11
    + 6,152
    - 3,795


    8 Simple Rules

    ;
  12. 12
    + 9,012
    - 4,347


    Sons of Anarchy

    ;
  13. 13
    + 11,648
    - 3,868

    added by bojanthebest
    The Walking Dead

    ;
  14. 14
    + 6,672
    - 4,254


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    ;
  15. 15
    + 7,004
    - 3,279


    Roseanne

    ;
  16. 16
    + 7,640
    - 3,446

    added by nachshon_roth
    Game of Thrones

    ;
  17. 17
    + 4,154
    - 4,575


    All in the Family

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  18. 18
    + 4,498
    - 4,298


    Angel

    ;
  19. 19
    + 7,950
    - 3,924

    ranked low on reranks
    Grey's Anatomy

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  20. 20
    + 3,660
    - 4,656

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Lost

    ;
  21. 21
    + 4,587
    - 3,916


    Supernatural

    ;
  22. 22
    + 5,770
    - 3,720


    Supernatural

    ;
  23. 23
    + 7,329
    - 3,580


    Grey's Anatomy

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  24. 24
    + 3,595
    - 4,391
    Jin-Soo Kwon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Lost

    ;
  25. 25
    + 5,186
    - 3,565


    Firefly

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  26. 26
    + 6,118
    - 3,785


    Grey's Anatomy

    ;
  27. 27
    + 5,534
    - 4,411


    The Walking Dead

    ;
  28. 28
    + 6,121
    - 3,099

    added by willyboymcoy
    bones Bones

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  29. 29
    + 3,353
    - 3,846


    Cheers

    ;
  30. 30
    + 5,413
    - 3,663


    Dexter

    ;
  31. 31
    + 7,368
    - 1,699

    ranked low on reranks & added by wassollmanmachen
    The Walking Dead

    ;
  32. 32
    + 4,357
    - 3,908


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  33. 33
    + 3,522
    - 3,756


    Angel

    ;
  34. 34
    + 3,241
    - 4,195


    Lost

    ;
  35. 35
    + 3,633
    - 3,337


    Sesame Street

    ;
  36. 36
    + 3,464
    - 3,393

    added by LeanneDrake
    Downton Abbey

    ;
  37. 37
    + 5,513
    - 3,090

    added by LeanneDrake
    Game of Thrones

    ;
  38. 38
    + 3,965
    - 3,106


    Supernatural

    ;
  39. 39
    + 4,396
    - 3,473

    added by carlybobarly
    Game of Thrones

    ;
  40. 40
    + 5,512
    - 3,234

    added by JenniferBierma-Wallworth
    Glee Glee

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  41. 41
    + 6,218
    - 3,380


    Grey's Anatomy

    ;
  42. 42
    + 3,901
    - 3,395
    Vincent Nigel-Murray is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever


    Vincent Nigel-Murray Bones

  43. 43
    + 4,555
    - 3,352


    The Walking Dead

    ;
  44. 44
    + 4,432
    - 2,998


    Game of Thrones

    ;
  45. 45
    + 2,455
    - 3,289

    often listed
    Angel

    ;
  46. 46
    + 3,693
    - 2,674

    added by IrinaGinger79
    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

    ;
  47. 47
    + 3,520
    - 2,000

    added by JenniferHardesty

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  48. 48
    + 3,548
    - 3,669


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  49. 49
    + 3,476
    - 2,936


    NCIS

    ;
  50. 50
    + 3,753
    - 3,071

    added by BufordLogan
    Sons of Anarchy

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