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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.

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    most listed Lost

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    the people's #1 MASH

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    Game of Thrones

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    ER

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    ranked low on reranks Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    Supernatural

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    added by carlybobarly Game of Thrones

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    All in the Family

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    Buffy the Vampire Slay

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    Lost

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    Doctor Who

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    8 Simple Rules

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Lost

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    ranked low on reranks The Walking Dead

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    ranked low on reranks Grey's Anatomy

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    Supernatural

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    ranked low on reranks & added by bojanthebest The Walking Dead

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    Angel

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    Lost

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    Lost

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    ranked low on reranks The Walking Dead

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    Cheers

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    ranked low on reranks Dexter

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Angel

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    Roseanne

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    Sesame Street

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    ranked low on reranks Grey's Anatomy

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    often listed Six Feet Under

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    Grey's Anatomy

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    Sons of Anarchy

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    added by carlybobarly Game of Thrones

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    Lost

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    Vincent Nigel-Murray Bones

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    Firefly

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    ranked low on reranks The Walking Dead

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    Grey's Anatomy

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    Supernatural

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    Angel

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    Lost

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    added by JenniferBierma-Wallworth Glee Glee

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    NYPD Blue

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    Supernatural

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    added by LeanneDrake Game of Thrones

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    often listed Angel

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Farscape

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    ER

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