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List Rules 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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Eddard Stark is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Eddard Stark Game of Thrones

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Charlie Pace is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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Lt. Colonel Henry Blake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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Bobby Singer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Bobby Singer Supernatural

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+ - 12,033 6,742
Joyce Summers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Joyce Summers Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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+ - 10,275 6,505
Mark Greene is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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Robb Stark is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Robb Stark Game of Thrones

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Tenth Doctor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Tenth Doctor Doctor Who

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Buffy Summers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Buffy Summers Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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+ - 7,769 4,664
Paul Hennessy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Paul Hennessy 8 Simple Rules

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+ - 8,192 5,931
Tara Maclay is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Tara Maclay Buffy the Vampire Slay

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+ - 11,266 5,281
Opie Winston is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Opie Winston Sons of Anarchy

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+ - 14,273 4,614
Hershel Greene is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Hershel Greene The Walking Dead

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Dan Conner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Dan Conner Roseanne

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Spike is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Spike Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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Lady is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Lady Game of Thrones

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+ - 5,102 5,421
Edith Bunker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Edith Bunker All in the Family

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+ - 5,410 5,218
Winifred Burkle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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Sun-Hwa Kwon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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George O'Malley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
George O'Malley Grey's Anatomy

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+ - 6,940 4,603
Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Dean Winchester Supernatural

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Jo Harvelle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Jo Harvelle Supernatural

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Glenn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Glenn The Walking Dead

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Ranker Video v

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+ - 6,409 4,357
Hoban Washburne is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Hoban Washburne Firefly

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+ - 8,829 4,404
Mark Sloan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Mark Sloan Grey's Anatomy

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Dr Lance Sweets is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Dr Lance Sweets bones - Bones

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+ - 7,504 4,644
Denny Duquette is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Denny Duquette Grey's Anatomy

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+ - 6,659 5,295
Dale Horvath is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Dale Horvath The Walking Dead

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Coach Ernie Pantusso is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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Rita Morgan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Rita Morgan Dexter

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Mr. Hooper is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Mr. Hooper Sesame Street

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Anya Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Anya Jenkins Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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+ - 4,171 4,576
Cordelia Chase is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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Jack Shephard is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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Lady Sybil Crawley is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Lady Sybil Crawley Downton Abbey

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+ - 4,854 3,927
John Winchester is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
John Winchester Supernatural

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+ - 6,856 3,828
Khal Drogo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Khal Drogo Game of Thrones

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+ - 5,382 4,222
Catelyn Stark is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Catelyn Stark Game of Thrones

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Finn Hudson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Finn Hudson Glee - Glee

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+ - 7,447 4,116
Lexie Grey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Lexie Grey Grey's Anatomy

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+ - 4,716 4,145
Vincent Nigel-Murray is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Vincent Nigel-Murray Bones

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+ - 5,470 4,093
Sophia Peletier is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Sophia Peletier The Walking Dead

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Jon Snow is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Jon Snow Game of Thrones

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Hodor is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Hodor Game of Thrones

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Wesley Wyndam-Pryce is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 4,538 2,674
Charlie Bradbury is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 4,493 3,390
Sam Winchester is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Sam Winchester Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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+ - 4,406 3,623
Caitlin Todd is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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Tara Knowles is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Tara Knowles Sons of Anarchy