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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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    Charlie Pace is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever


    Charlie Pace Lost

  2. 2
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    Lt. Colonel Henry Blake is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

    the people's #1
    Lt. Colonel Henry Blake MASH

  3. 3
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    Eddard Stark is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

    most listed
    Eddard Stark Game of Thrones

  4. 4
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    - 2,073
    Bobby Singer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever


    Bobby Singer Supernatural

  5. 5
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    Robb Stark is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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    Robb Stark Game of Thrones

  6. 6
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    Buffy Summers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever


    Buffy Summers Buffy the Vampire Slayer

  7. 7
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    Mark Greene is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever


    Mark Greene ER

  8. 8
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    Doctor Who

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  9. 9
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  10. 10
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    Hershel Greene is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

    added by bojanthebest
    Hershel Greene The Walking Dead

  11. 11
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    Edith Bunker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever


    Edith Bunker All in the Family

  12. 12
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    8 Simple Rules

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  13. 13
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  14. 14
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    Lady is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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    Lady Game of Thrones

  15. 15
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    often listed
    Buffy the Vampire Slay

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    Opie Winston is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever


    Opie Winston Sons of Anarchy

  17. 17
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    Dan Conner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever


    Dan Conner Roseanne

  18. 18
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    Sun-Hwa Kwon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Sun-Hwa Kwon Lost

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    The Walking Dead

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    Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever


    Dean Winchester Supernatural

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    Jin-Soo Kwon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jin-Soo Kwon Lost

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    Coach Ernie Pantusso is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever


    Coach Ernie Pantusso Cheers

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    Mark Sloan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever


    Mark Sloan Grey's Anatomy

  24. 24
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    George O'Malley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever


    George O'Malley Grey's Anatomy

  25. 25
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    Rita Morgan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever


    Rita Morgan Dexter

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    Khal Drogo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

    added by LeanneDrake
    Khal Drogo Game of Thrones

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    Denny Duquette is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever


    Denny Duquette Grey's Anatomy

  28. 28
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    Jack Shephard is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever


    Jack Shephard Lost

  29. 29
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    Angel

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  30. 30
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    Sesame Street

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  31. 31
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    Jon Snow is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever


    Jon Snow Game of Thrones

  32. 32
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    - 1,455
    Jo Harvelle is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever


    Jo Harvelle Supernatural

  33. 33
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    Sophia Peletier is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever


    Sophia Peletier The Walking Dead

  35. 35
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    Catelyn Stark is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

    added by carlybobarly
    Catelyn Stark Game of Thrones

  36. 36
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    Angel

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    Lexie Grey is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

    ranked low on reranks
    Lexie Grey Grey's Anatomy

  38. 38
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    Lost

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    added by LeanneDrake
    Downton Abbey

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    Firefly

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    Glee Glee

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    Walter White is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

    added by HeatherSautter
    Walter White Breaking Bad

  43. 43
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    - 1,438


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    Nate Fisher is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Nate Fisher Six Feet Under

  45. 45
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    Sam Winchester is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

    added by IrinaGinger79
    Sam Winchester Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

  46. 46
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    NCIS

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    - 1,370
    Vincent Nigel-Murray is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever


    Vincent Nigel-Murray Bones

  48. 48
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    - 1,448
    Juliet Burke is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Juliet Burke Lost

  49. 49
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    - 1,132
    John Winchester is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever


    John Winchester Supernatural

  50. 50
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    The Walking Dead

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