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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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  1. 1
    + 1957
    - 1010

    the people's #1 MASH

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 1985
    - 1104

    most listed Lost

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 1679
    - 1249

    Game of Thrones

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 1666
    - 822

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 1367
    - 793

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 1351
    - 1104
    ) open
  7. 7
    + 1038
    - 905

    Supernatural

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 1063
    - 792

    All in the Family

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 1460
    - 746

    ranked low on reranks Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 1022
    - 833

    added by carlybobarly Game of Thrones

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 1226
    - 428

    ranked low on reranks & added by bojanthebest The Walking Dead

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 1089
    - 766

    Buffy the Vampire Slay

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 1070
    - 866

    Doctor Who

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 1078
    - 618

    The Walking Dead

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 907
    - 707

    8 Simple Rules

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 833
    - 1071

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Lost

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 807
    - 537

    Roseanne

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 789
    - 948

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Lost

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 854
    - 497

    The Walking Dead

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 914
    - 531

    Grey's Anatomy

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 837
    - 581

    Supernatural

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 756
    - 656
    ) open
  23. 23
    + 848
    - 658

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 700
    - 885

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Lost

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 687
    - 538

    Sons of Anarchy

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 817
    - 546

    Dexter

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 645
    - 682
    ) open
  28. 28
    + 499
    - 294

    added by nachshon_roth Game of Thrones

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 636
    - 606

    Sesame Street

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 669
    - 887
    ) open
  31. 31
    + 705
    - 817
    ) open
  32. 32
    + 791
    - 594

    Grey's Anatomy

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 681
    - 637

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 804
    - 720

    Grey's Anatomy

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 402
    - 694

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Six Feet Under

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 530
    - 568

    added by carlybobarly Game of Thrones

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 594
    - 683

    Vincent Nigel-Murray Bones

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  38. 38
    + 514
    - 618

    Grey's Anatomy

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  39. 39
    + 693
    - 417

    ranked low on reranks The Walking Dead

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 488
    - 705

    often listed Supernatural

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 504
    - 654
    ) open
  42. 42
    + 439
    - 738
    ) open
  43. 43
    + 555
    - 473

    added by JenniferBierma-Wallworth Glee Glee

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 373
    - 278

    ranked low on reranks & added by LeanneDrake Game of Thrones

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 423
    - 622

    NYPD Blue

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 491
    - 781
    ) open
  47. 47
    + 452
    - 373

    added by michealf Family Guy

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 240
    - 271

    added by LeanneDrake Lady Sybil Crawley Downton Abbey

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 449
    - 690

    Lost

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 393
    - 517

    Supernatural

    ) open
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