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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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+ - 13,666 7,499
Charlie Pace is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 10,395 7,284
Lt. Colonel Henry Blake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 12,940 7,137
Bobby Singer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Bobby Singer Supernatural

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+ - 12,204 6,864
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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+ - 10,533 6,601
Mark Greene is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 10,094 6,394
Robb Stark is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Robb Stark Game of Thrones

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+ - 11,753 5,938
Tenth Doctor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Tenth Doctor Doctor Who

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+ - 9,519 6,374
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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+ - 8,292 6,041
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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+ - 7,931 4,746
Paul Hennessy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Paul Hennessy 8 Simple Rules

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+ - 11,528 5,376
Opie Winston is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Opie Winston Sons of Anarchy

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+ - 14,572 4,690
Hershel Greene is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Hershel Greene The Walking Dead

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+ - 9,112 4,084
Dan Conner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Dan Conner Roseanne

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+ - 9,846 4,238
Lady is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Lady Game of Thrones

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+ - 7,874 5,293
Spike is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Spike Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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+ - 5,224 5,497
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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+ - 5,479 5,316
Winifred Burkle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 4,539 5,643
Sun-Hwa Kwon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 9,885 4,893
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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+ - 7,076 4,681
Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Dean Winchester Supernatural

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+ - 5,624 4,895
Jo Harvelle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Jo Harvelle Supernatural

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+ - 10,983 2,322
Glenn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Glenn The Walking Dead

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+ - 4,434 5,311
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+ - 6,525 4,427
Hoban Washburne is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Hoban Washburne Firefly

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+ - 8,973 4,480
Mark Sloan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Mark Sloan Grey's Anatomy

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+ - 8,120 3,859
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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+ - 7,629 4,726
Denny Duquette is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Denny Duquette Grey's Anatomy

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+ - 4,290 4,630
Coach Ernie Pantusso is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 6,777 5,377
Dale Horvath is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Dale Horvath The Walking Dead

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+ - 6,614 4,571
Rita Morgan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Rita Morgan Dexter

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+ - 5,054 4,843
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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+ - 4,770 4,057
Mr. Hooper is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Mr. Hooper Sesame Street

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+ - 4,237 4,652
Cordelia Chase is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 3,900 5,156
Jack Shephard is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 7,016 3,908
Khal Drogo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Khal Drogo Game of Thrones

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+ - 4,338 4,323
Lady Sybil Crawley is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Lady Sybil Crawley Downton Abbey

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+ - 4,950 3,998
John Winchester is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
John Winchester Supernatural

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+ - 5,508 4,294
Catelyn Stark is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Catelyn Stark Game of Thrones

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+ - 6,788 4,086
Finn Hudson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Finn Hudson Glee - Glee

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+ - 7,582 4,175
Lexie Grey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Lexie Grey Grey's Anatomy

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+ - 4,816 4,205
Vincent Nigel-Murray is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Vincent Nigel-Murray Bones

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+ - 5,561 4,160
Sophia Peletier is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Sophia Peletier The Walking Dead

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+ - 7,976 2,013
Hodor is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Hodor Game of Thrones

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+ - 5,575 3,796
Jon Snow is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Jon Snow Game of Thrones

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+ - 4,636 2,730
Charlie Bradbury is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 2,966 4,091
Wesley Wyndam-Pryce is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 4,577 3,458
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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+ - 4,048 4,526
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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+ - 4,496 3,678
Caitlin Todd is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever