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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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Charlie Pace is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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Eddard Stark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Eddard Stark Game of Thrones

3
+ - 9,767 7,008
Lt. Colonel Henry Blake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 12,405 6,869
Bobby Singer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Bobby Singer Supernatural

5
+ - 11,774 6,591
Joyce Summers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Joyce Summers Buffy the Vampire Slayer

6
+ - 9,937 6,371
Mark Greene is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 9,647 6,144
Robb Stark is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Robb Stark Game of Thrones

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+ - 11,238 5,706
Tenth Doctor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Tenth Doctor Doctor Who

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+ - 9,222 6,116
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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+ - 8,021 5,779
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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+ - 7,561 4,540
Paul Hennessy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Paul Hennessy 8 Simple Rules

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+ - 10,995 5,169
Opie Winston is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Opie Winston Sons of Anarchy

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+ - 13,903 4,509
Hershel Greene is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Hershel Greene The Walking Dead

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+ - 8,703 3,900
Dan Conner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Dan Conner Roseanne

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+ - 7,628 5,083
Spike is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Spike Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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+ - 9,347 4,087
Lady is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Lady Game of Thrones

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+ - 4,980 5,302
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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+ - 5,285 5,092
Winifred Burkle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 4,337 5,446
Sun-Hwa Kwon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 9,478 4,683
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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+ - 5,408 4,694
Jo Harvelle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Jo Harvelle Supernatural

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+ - 6,810 4,482
Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Dean Winchester Supernatural

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+ - 4,254 5,136
Ranker Video v

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+ - 6,256 4,238
Hoban Washburne is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Hoban Washburne Firefly

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+ - 8,621 4,296
Mark Sloan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Mark Sloan Grey's Anatomy

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+ - 7,668 3,701
Dr Lance Sweets is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Dr Lance Sweets bones - Bones

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+ - 7,315 4,513
Denny Duquette is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Denny Duquette Grey's Anatomy

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+ - 6,521 5,176
Dale Horvath is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Dale Horvath The Walking Dead

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+ - 4,072 4,480
Coach Ernie Pantusso is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 10,140 2,184
Glenn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Glenn The Walking Dead

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+ - 6,338 4,392
Rita Morgan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Rita Morgan Dexter

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+ - 4,930 4,650
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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+ - 4,510 3,911
Mr. Hooper is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Mr. Hooper Sesame Street

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+ - 3,759 4,958
Jack Shephard is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 4,072 4,470
Cordelia Chase is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 4,123 4,117
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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+ - 6,667 3,722
Khal Drogo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Khal Drogo Game of Thrones

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+ - 4,757 3,816
John Winchester is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
John Winchester Supernatural

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+ - 6,515 3,899
Finn Hudson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Finn Hudson Glee - Glee

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+ - 5,225 4,131
Catelyn Stark is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Catelyn Stark Game of Thrones

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+ - 7,280 4,020
Lexie Grey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Lexie Grey Grey's Anatomy

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+ - 4,611 4,038
Vincent Nigel-Murray is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Vincent Nigel-Murray Bones

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+ - 5,355 3,997
Sophia Peletier is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Sophia Peletier The Walking Dead

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+ - 5,295 3,632
Jon Snow is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Jon Snow Game of Thrones

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+ - 7,410 1,900
Hodor is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Hodor Game of Thrones

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+ - 4,425 2,574
Charlie Bradbury is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 2,859 3,929
Wesley Wyndam-Pryce is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 4,400 3,292
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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+ - 4,302 3,528
Caitlin Todd is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 4,571 3,725
Tara Knowles is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Tara Knowles Sons of Anarchy