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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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+ - 13,682 7,509
Charlie Pace is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 10,405 7,294
Lt. Colonel Henry Blake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 12,959 7,145
Bobby Singer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Bobby Singer Supernatural

5
+ - 12,210 6,872
Joyce Summers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Joyce Summers Buffy the Vampire Slayer

6
+ - 10,543 6,610
Mark Greene is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 10,102 6,399
Robb Stark is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Robb Stark Game of Thrones

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+ - 11,763 5,944
Tenth Doctor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Tenth Doctor Doctor Who

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+ - 9,523 6,382
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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+ - 8,296 6,049
Tara Maclay is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Tara Maclay Buffy the Vampire Slay

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+ - 7,944 4,749
Paul Hennessy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Paul Hennessy 8 Simple Rules

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+ - 11,537 5,381
Opie Winston is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Opie Winston Sons of Anarchy

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+ - 14,584 4,694
Hershel Greene is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Hershel Greene The Walking Dead

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+ - 9,119 4,089
Dan Conner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Dan Conner Roseanne

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+ - 9,858 4,241
Lady is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Lady Game of Thrones

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+ - 7,877 5,298
Spike is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Spike Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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+ - 5,231 5,501
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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+ - 5,484 5,322
Winifred Burkle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 4,548 5,648
Sun-Hwa Kwon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 7,086 4,687
Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Dean Winchester Supernatural

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+ - 9,897 4,899
George O'Malley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
George O'Malley Grey's Anatomy

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+ - 5,632 4,900
Jo Harvelle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Jo Harvelle Supernatural

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+ - 11,000 2,324
Glenn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Glenn The Walking Dead

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+ - 4,440 5,317
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+ - 6,531 4,432
Hoban Washburne is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Hoban Washburne Firefly

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+ - 8,982 4,486
Mark Sloan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Mark Sloan Grey's Anatomy

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+ - 8,127 3,864
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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+ - 7,634 4,733
Denny Duquette is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Denny Duquette Grey's Anatomy

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+ - 6,784 5,380
Dale Horvath is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Dale Horvath The Walking Dead

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+ - 4,292 4,635
Coach Ernie Pantusso is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 6,620 4,572
Rita Morgan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Rita Morgan Dexter

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+ - 5,056 4,845
Anya Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Anya Jenkins Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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+ - 4,774 4,060
Mr. Hooper is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Mr. Hooper Sesame Street

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+ - 4,240 4,655
Cordelia Chase is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 3,903 5,161
Jack Shephard is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 7,025 3,911
Khal Drogo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Khal Drogo Game of Thrones

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+ - 4,957 4,002
John Winchester is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
John Winchester Supernatural

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+ - 4,342 4,328
Lady Sybil Crawley is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Lady Sybil Crawley Downton Abbey

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+ - 5,515 4,296
Catelyn Stark is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Catelyn Stark Game of Thrones

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+ - 6,797 4,090
Finn Hudson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Finn Hudson Glee - Glee

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+ - 7,591 4,178
Lexie Grey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Lexie Grey Grey's Anatomy

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+ - 4,820 4,208
Vincent Nigel-Murray is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Vincent Nigel-Murray Bones

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+ - 5,570 4,163
Sophia Peletier is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Sophia Peletier The Walking Dead

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+ - 7,986 2,015
Hodor is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Hodor Game of Thrones

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+ - 5,579 3,800
Jon Snow is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Jon Snow Game of Thrones

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+ - 4,645 2,733
Charlie Bradbury is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 2,969 4,094
Wesley Wyndam-Pryce is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 4,586 3,461
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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+ - 4,053 4,528
Jenny Calendar is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Jenny Calendar Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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+ - 4,498 3,681
Caitlin Todd is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever