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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

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+ - 9,776 7,014
Lt. Colonel Henry Blake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 12,414 6,875
Bobby Singer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Bobby Singer Supernatural

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+ - 11,779 6,599
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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+ - 9,945 6,376
Mark Greene is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 9,653 6,147
Robb Stark is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Robb Stark Game of Thrones

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+ - 11,245 5,713
Tenth Doctor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Tenth Doctor Doctor Who

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+ - 9,229 6,121
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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+ - 8,025 5,786
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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+ - 7,566 4,546
Paul Hennessy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Paul Hennessy 8 Simple Rules

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+ - 11,005 5,171
Opie Winston is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Opie Winston Sons of Anarchy

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+ - 13,918 4,511
Hershel Greene is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Hershel Greene The Walking Dead

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+ - 8,708 3,904
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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+ - 9,353 4,089
Lady is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Lady Game of Thrones

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+ - 4,984 5,308
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 5,098
Winifred Burkle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 4,341 5,451
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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+ - 5,412 4,698
Jo Harvelle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Jo Harvelle Supernatural

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+ - 6,815 4,485
Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Dean Winchester Supernatural

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+ - 4,259 5,139
Ranker Video v

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+ - 6,257 4,242
Hoban Washburne is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Hoban Washburne Firefly

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+ - 8,626 4,299
Mark Sloan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Mark Sloan Grey's Anatomy

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+ - 7,679 3,705
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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+ - 7,321 4,517
Denny Duquette is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Denny Duquette Grey's Anatomy

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+ - 6,525 5,181
Dale Horvath is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Dale Horvath The Walking Dead

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+ - 4,077 4,482
Coach Ernie Pantusso is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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Glenn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Glenn The Walking Dead

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+ - 6,341 4,396
Rita Morgan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Rita Morgan Dexter

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+ - 4,930 4,656
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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+ - 4,515 3,914
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 4,963
Jack Shephard is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 4,073 4,474
Cordelia Chase is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 4,126 4,121
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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+ - 6,671 3,724
Khal Drogo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Khal Drogo Game of Thrones

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+ - 4,759 3,819
John Winchester is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
John Winchester Supernatural

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+ - 6,516 3,904
Finn Hudson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Finn Hudson Glee - Glee

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+ - 5,229 4,133
Catelyn Stark is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Catelyn Stark Game of Thrones

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+ - 7,283 4,024
Lexie Grey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Lexie Grey Grey's Anatomy

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+ - 4,613 4,042
Vincent Nigel-Murray is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Vincent Nigel-Murray Bones

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+ - 5,362 3,998
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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+ - 7,419 1,901
Hodor is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Hodor Game of Thrones

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+ - 4,427 2,578
Charlie Bradbury is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 2,859 3,933
Wesley Wyndam-Pryce is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 4,402 3,294
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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+ - 4,303 3,532
Caitlin Todd is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 4,576 3,727
Tara Knowles is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Tara Knowles Sons of Anarchy