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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
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    - 2,091


    Lost

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  2. 2
    + 3,732
    - 2,010

    the people's #1 & most listed
    MASH

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  3. 3
    + 4,108
    - 2,492


    Game of Thrones

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  4. 4
    + 2,959
    - 2,047


    Supernatural

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  5. 5
    + 2,889
    - 1,779

    added by carlybobarly
    Game of Thrones

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  6. 6
    + 2,954
    - 1,819


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  7. 7
    + 2,985
    - 2,011


    ER

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  8. 8
    + 2,488
    - 1,843


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  9. 9
    + 2,621
    - 1,751


    Doctor Who

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  10. 10
    + 3,776
    - 1,174

    added by bojanthebest
    The Walking Dead

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  11. 11
    + 1,967
    - 1,627


    All in the Family

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  12. 12
    + 1,984
    - 1,443


    8 Simple Rules

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  13. 13
    + 2,523
    - 1,652


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  14. 14
    + 2,088
    - 943

    added by nachshon_roth
    Game of Thrones

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  15. 15
    + 3,192
    - 1,807


    Sons of Anarchy

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  16. 16
    + 1,935
    - 1,724


    Buffy the Vampire Slay

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  17. 17
    + 2,290
    - 1,241


    Roseanne

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  18. 18
    + 1,566
    - 1,950

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Lost

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  19. 19
    + 2,332
    - 1,472


    The Walking Dead

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  20. 20
    + 2,035
    - 1,305


    Supernatural

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  21. 21
    + 1,497
    - 1,807
    Jin-Soo Kwon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Lost

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  22. 22
    + 2,353
    - 1,265


    Grey's Anatomy

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  23. 23
    + 1,825
    - 1,313


    Dexter

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  24. 24
    + 1,484
    - 1,343


    Cheers

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  25. 25
    + 2,288
    - 1,454


    Grey's Anatomy

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  26. 26
    + 1,644
    - 1,334


    Grey's Anatomy

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  27. 27
    + 1,677
    - 924

    added by LeanneDrake
    Game of Thrones

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  28. 28
    + 1,210
    - 1,663


    Angel

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  29. 29
    + 1,343
    - 1,211


    Sesame Street

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  30. 30
    + 1,390
    - 1,679


    Lost

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  31. 31
    + 1,225
    - 1,438


    Supernatural

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  32. 32
    + 1,535
    - 1,503


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  33. 33
    + 1,829
    - 1,257

    ranked low on reranks
    The Walking Dead

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  34. 34
    + 1,133
    - 1,456

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Angel

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  35. 35
    + 1,514
    - 1,283

    added by carlybobarly
    Game of Thrones

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  36. 36
    + 1,971
    - 1,274


    Grey's Anatomy

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  37. 37
    + 1,402
    - 1,633


    Lost

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  38. 38
    + 1,086
    - 530

    ranked low on reranks
    Game of Thrones

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  39. 39
    + 846
    - 992

    added by LeanneDrake
    Downton Abbey

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  40. 40
    + 1,057
    - 1,312


    Firefly

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  41. 41
    + 1,514
    - 1,141

    added by JenniferBierma-Wallworth
    Glee Glee

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  42. 42
    + 1,356
    - 1,425


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  43. 43
    + 1,157
    - 978

    added by HeatherSautter
    Breaking Bad

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  44. 44
    + 813
    - 1,448

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Six Feet Under

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  45. 45
    + 1,119
    - 920


    NCIS

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  46. 46
    + 1,258
    - 1,359
    Vincent Nigel-Murray is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever


    Vincent Nigel-Murray Bones

  47. 47
    + 913
    - 1,435

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Lost

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  48. 48
    + 1,035
    - 773

    added by IrinaGinger79
    Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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  49. 49
    + 1,088
    - 1,123


    Supernatural

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  50. 50
    + 1,273
    - 993

    added by BufordLogan
    Sons of Anarchy

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