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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

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 2169
    - 1173

    most listed
    Lost

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 1842
    - 1337


    Game of Thrones

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 1780
    - 900


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 1485
    - 871


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    ) open
  6. 6
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    - 1185
    ) open
  7. 7
    + 1143
    - 998


    Supernatural

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 1585
    - 823

    ranked low on reranks
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 1140
    - 923

    added by carlybobarly
    Game of Thrones

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 1145
    - 852


    All in the Family

    ) open
  11. 11
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    - 838


    Buffy the Vampire Slay

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 1197
    - 924


    Doctor Who

    ) open
  13. 13
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    ranked low on reranks & added by bojanthebest
    The Walking Dead

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 980
    - 754


    8 Simple Rules

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 1170
    - 701


    The Walking Dead

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 897
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    Roseanne

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 899
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Lost

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 917
    - 646


    Supernatural

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 851
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Lost

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 937
    - 712


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    ) open
  21. 21
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    Grey's Anatomy

    ) open
  22. 22
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    ) open
  23. 23
    + 923
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    The Walking Dead

    ) open
  24. 24
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    added by nachshon_roth
    Game of Thrones

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  25. 25
    + 881
    - 597


    Dexter

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  26. 26
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    Sons of Anarchy

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  28. 28
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    Sesame Street

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  29. 29
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    ) open
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    ) open
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    Grey's Anatomy

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    ranked low on reranks
    Grey's Anatomy

    ) open
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    + 756
    - 880
    ) open
  34. 34
    + 753
    - 686


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  35. 35
    + 434
    - 741

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Six Feet Under

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 587
    - 671


    Grey's Anatomy

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  37. 37
    + 537
    - 762


    Supernatural

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  38. 38
    + 645
    - 749


    Vincent Nigel-Murray Bones

  39. 39
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    - 644

    added by carlybobarly
    Game of Thrones

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    - 698
    ) open
  41. 41
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    - 514

    added by JenniferBierma-Wallworth
    Glee Glee

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  42. 42
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    - 479

    ranked low on reranks
    The Walking Dead

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 290
    - 314

    added by LeanneDrake
    Lady Sybil Crawley Downton Abbey

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    ) open
  45. 45
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    - 324

    ranked low on reranks & added by LeanneDrake
    Game of Thrones

    ) open
  46. 46
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    - 825
    ) open
  47. 47
    + 325
    - 368

    added by HeatherSautter
    Breaking Bad

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 518
    - 412

    ranked low on reranks & added by michealf
    Family Guy

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 461
    - 666


    NYPD Blue

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 448
    - 561


    Supernatural

    ) open
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