The Saddest Television Deaths Ever TV Characters
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The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

List Criteria: TV characters who died on screen

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
    Lt. Colonel Henry Blake

    MASH More
    97
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    Lost More
    96
  3. 3
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    Game of Thrones More
    92
  4. 4
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer More
    87
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer More
    83
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    ER More
    79
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    ranked low on reranks
    Spike

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer More
    78
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    Supernatural More
    76
  9. 9
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    Game of Thrones More
    75
    added by: carlybobarly
  10. 10
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    All in the Family More
    75
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    Tara Maclay

    Buffy the Vampire Slay More
    74
  12. 12
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    Lost More
    70
  13. 13
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    Doctor Who More
    70
  14. 14
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    8 Simple Rules More
    69
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    Dale Horvath

    The Walking Dead More
    68
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jin-Soo Kwon

    Lost More
    68
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    Mark Sloan

    Grey's Anatomy More
    67
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer More
    66
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    Supernatural More
    66
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    Cordelia Chase

    Angel More
    65
  21. 21
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    The Walking Dead More
    65
    added by: bojanthebest
  22. 22
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    Dexter More
    65
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    Lost More
    64
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    Jack Shephard

    Lost More
    64
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    Cheers More
    64
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    Angel More
    63
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    Sophia Peletier

    The Walking Dead More
    63
  28. 28
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer More
    62
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    Roseanne More
    62
  30. 30
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    Sesame Street More
    59
  31. 31
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    Six Feet Under More
    59
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    Grey's Anatomy More
    58
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    Grey's Anatomy More
    58
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    Vincent Nigel-Murray

    Bones More
    56
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    Lost More
    56
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    Game of Thrones More
    56
    added by: carlybobarly
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    Firefly More
    56
  38. 38
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    Sons of Anarchy More
    55
  39. 39
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    Grey's Anatomy More
    54
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    Supernatural More
    54
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    T-Dog

    The Walking Dead More
    53
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    Angel More
    53
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    Lost More
    52
  44. 44
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    Glee More
    51
    added by: JenniferBierma-Wallworth
    Glee
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    NYPD Blue More
    50
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    Supernatural More
    50
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    often listed
    Allen Francis Doyle

    Angel More
    48
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    John Crichton

    Farscape More
    48
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    ER More
    47
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    Jenna Sommers

    The Vampire Diaries More
    47
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