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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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+ - 9,799 7,027
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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+ - 11,803 6,610
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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+ - 9,968 6,384
Mark Greene is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 9,672 6,155
Robb Stark is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Robb Stark Game of Thrones

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+ - 11,271 5,725
Tenth Doctor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Tenth Doctor Doctor Who

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+ - 9,243 6,133
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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+ - 8,041 5,796
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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+ - 7,586 4,555
Paul Hennessy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Paul Hennessy 8 Simple Rules

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+ - 11,026 5,181
Opie Winston is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Opie Winston Sons of Anarchy

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+ - 13,956 4,518
Hershel Greene is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Hershel Greene The Walking Dead

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+ - 8,726 3,917
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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+ - 9,380 4,093
Lady is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Lady Game of Thrones

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+ - 4,997 5,318
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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+ - 5,295 5,108
Winifred Burkle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 4,355 5,458
Sun-Hwa Kwon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 9,503 4,699
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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+ - 5,421 4,709
Jo Harvelle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Jo Harvelle Supernatural

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+ - 6,827 4,495
Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Dean Winchester Supernatural

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+ - 4,269 5,146
Ranker Video v

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+ - 6,267 4,252
Hoban Washburne is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Hoban Washburne Firefly

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+ - 8,644 4,308
Mark Sloan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Mark Sloan Grey's Anatomy

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+ - 7,692 3,714
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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+ - 7,331 4,529
Denny Duquette is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Denny Duquette Grey's Anatomy

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+ - 6,538 5,191
Dale Horvath is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Dale Horvath The Walking Dead

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+ - 4,083 4,490
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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+ - 6,352 4,403
Rita Morgan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Rita Morgan Dexter

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+ - 4,935 4,664
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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+ - 4,525 3,921
Mr. Hooper is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Mr. Hooper Sesame Street

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+ - 3,768 4,972
Jack Shephard is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 4,078 4,483
Cordelia Chase is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 4,140 4,131
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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+ - 6,684 3,730
Khal Drogo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Khal Drogo Game of Thrones

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+ - 4,768 3,831
John Winchester is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
John Winchester Supernatural

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+ - 6,528 3,914
Finn Hudson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Finn Hudson Glee - Glee

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+ - 5,240 4,140
Catelyn Stark is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Catelyn Stark Game of Thrones

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+ - 7,297 4,035
Lexie Grey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Lexie Grey Grey's Anatomy

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+ - 4,618 4,054
Vincent Nigel-Murray is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Vincent Nigel-Murray Bones

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+ - 5,374 4,005
Sophia Peletier is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Sophia Peletier The Walking Dead

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+ - 5,309 3,639
Jon Snow is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Jon Snow Game of Thrones

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+ - 7,438 1,907
Hodor is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Hodor Game of Thrones

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+ - 4,439 2,587
Charlie Bradbury is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 2,862 3,942
Wesley Wyndam-Pryce is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 4,411 3,304
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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+ - 4,310 3,542
Caitlin Todd is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 4,583 3,734
Tara Knowles is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Tara Knowles Sons of Anarchy