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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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+ - 13,671 7,502
Charlie Pace is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 10,396 7,289
Lt. Colonel Henry Blake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 12,943 7,141
Bobby Singer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Bobby Singer Supernatural

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+ - 12,206 6,869
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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+ - 10,534 6,606
Mark Greene is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 10,096 6,397
Robb Stark is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Robb Stark Game of Thrones

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+ - 11,754 5,942
Tenth Doctor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Tenth Doctor Doctor Who

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+ - 9,520 6,378
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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+ - 8,293 6,045
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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+ - 7,934 4,748
Paul Hennessy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Paul Hennessy 8 Simple Rules

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+ - 11,530 5,379
Opie Winston is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Opie Winston Sons of Anarchy

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+ - 14,575 4,692
Hershel Greene is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Hershel Greene The Walking Dead

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+ - 9,115 4,086
Dan Conner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Dan Conner Roseanne

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+ - 9,850 4,240
Lady is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Lady Game of Thrones

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+ - 7,874 5,297
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 5,501
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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+ - 5,479 5,320
Winifred Burkle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 4,541 5,646
Sun-Hwa Kwon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 9,886 4,897
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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+ - 7,077 4,685
Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Dean Winchester Supernatural

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+ - 5,625 4,898
Jo Harvelle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Jo Harvelle Supernatural

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+ - 10,988 2,323
Glenn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Glenn The Walking Dead

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+ - 4,435 5,314
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+ - 6,527 4,430
Hoban Washburne is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Hoban Washburne Firefly

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+ - 8,974 4,484
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 3,863
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 4,729
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 4,633
Coach Ernie Pantusso is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 6,779 5,378
Dale Horvath is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Dale Horvath The Walking Dead

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+ - 6,616 4,572
Rita Morgan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Rita Morgan Dexter

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+ - 5,054 4,844
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 4,058
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 4,654
Cordelia Chase is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 3,900 5,158
Jack Shephard is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 7,018 3,909
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 4,325
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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+ - 4,951 3,999
John Winchester is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
John Winchester Supernatural

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+ - 5,510 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 4,088
Finn Hudson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Finn Hudson Glee - Glee

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+ - 7,584 4,177
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 4,207
Vincent Nigel-Murray is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Vincent Nigel-Murray Bones

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+ - 5,563 4,161
Sophia Peletier is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Sophia Peletier The Walking Dead

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+ - 7,980 2,013
Hodor is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Hodor Game of Thrones

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+ - 5,577 3,797
Jon Snow is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Jon Snow Game of Thrones

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+ - 4,637 2,732
Charlie Bradbury is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 2,966 4,093
Wesley Wyndam-Pryce is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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+ - 4,578 3,459
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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+ - 4,050 4,527
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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+ - 4,497 3,679
Caitlin Todd is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever