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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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    most listed
    Lost

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  2. 2
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    - 1344

    the people's #1
    MASH

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  3. 3
    + 2438
    - 1681


    Game of Thrones

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  4. 4
    + 2183
    - 1143


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  5. 5
    + 1854
    - 1139


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  6. 6
    + 1561
    - 1282


    Supernatural

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  7. 7
    + 1882
    - 1452


    ER

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  8. 8
    + 1586
    - 1217

    added by carlybobarly
    Game of Thrones

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  9. 9
    + 1598
    - 1146


    Doctor Who

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  10. 10
    + 1480
    - 1076


    Buffy the Vampire Slay

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  11. 11
    + 1404
    - 1050


    All in the Family

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  12. 12
    + 1925
    - 1054


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  13. 13
    + 1986
    - 743

    added by bojanthebest
    The Walking Dead

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  14. 14
    + 1274
    - 943


    8 Simple Rules

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  15. 15
    + 1132
    - 1368

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Lost

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  16. 16
    + 1069
    - 1237
    Jin-Soo Kwon

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Lost

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  17. 17
    + 1268
    - 795


    Roseanne

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  18. 18
    + 1530
    - 959


    The Walking Dead

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  19. 19
    + 1209
    - 922


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  20. 20
    + 933
    - 500

    added by nachshon_roth
    Game of Thrones

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  21. 21
    + 1028
    - 855


    Cheers

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  22. 22
    + 1197
    - 828


    Supernatural

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    + 1131
    - 778


    Dexter

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  24. 24
    + 1362
    - 779


    Grey's Anatomy

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  25. 25
    + 1172
    - 811


    Sons of Anarchy

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    + 883
    - 1116

    often listed
    Angel

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  27. 27
    + 961
    - 1133


    Lost

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  28. 28
    + 833
    - 916


    Angel

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  29. 29
    + 1241
    - 925


    Grey's Anatomy

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  30. 30
    + 1171
    - 778

    ranked low on reranks
    The Walking Dead

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  31. 31
    + 883
    - 787


    Sesame Street

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  32. 32
    + 936
    - 1110


    Lost

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  33. 33
    + 844
    - 838


    Grey's Anatomy

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  34. 34
    + 947
    - 869


    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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  35. 35
    + 1180
    - 795


    Grey's Anatomy

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  36. 36
    + 705
    - 952


    Supernatural

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  37. 37
    + 462
    - 470

    added by LeanneDrake
    Lady Sybil Crawley Downton Abbey

  38. 38
    + 534
    - 908

    often listed
    Six Feet Under

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  39. 39
    + 690
    - 836


    Firefly

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  40. 40
    + 855
    - 683

    added by JenniferBierma-Wallworth
    Glee Glee

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  41. 41
    + 807
    - 825

    added by carlybobarly
    Game of Thrones

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  42. 42
    + 633
    - 950


    Lost

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  43. 43
    + 810
    - 908


    Vincent Nigel-Murray Bones

  44. 44
    + 728
    - 491

    ranked low on reranks & added by LeanneDrake
    Game of Thrones

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  45. 45
    + 623
    - 981

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Angel

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  46. 46
    + 527
    - 567

    added by HeatherSautter
    Breaking Bad

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  47. 47
    + 620
    - 525


    NCIS

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  48. 48
    + 537
    - 714

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    ER

    ;
  49. 49
    + 609
    - 704


    Supernatural

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  50. 50
    + 720
    - 565

    added by michealf
    Family Guy

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