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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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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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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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Mark Greene is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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Robb Stark is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Robb Stark Game of Thrones

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Tenth Doctor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Tenth Doctor Doctor Who

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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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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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Paul Hennessy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Paul Hennessy 8 Simple Rules

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Opie Winston is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Opie Winston Sons of Anarchy

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Hershel Greene is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Hershel Greene The Walking Dead

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Spike is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Spike Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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Dan Conner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Dan Conner Roseanne

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Lady is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Lady Game of Thrones

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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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Winifred Burkle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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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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Jo Harvelle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Jo Harvelle Supernatural

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Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Dean Winchester Supernatural

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Mark Sloan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Mark Sloan Grey's Anatomy

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Ranker Video v

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Hoban Washburne is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Hoban Washburne Firefly

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Denny Duquette is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Denny Duquette Grey's Anatomy

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Dale Horvath is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Dale Horvath The Walking Dead

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Dr Lance Sweets is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Dr Lance Sweets bones - Bones

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Coach Ernie Pantusso is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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Rita Morgan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Rita Morgan Dexter

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Glenn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Glenn The Walking Dead

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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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Cordelia Chase is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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Jack Shephard is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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Mr. Hooper is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Mr. Hooper Sesame Street

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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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Khal Drogo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Khal Drogo Game of Thrones

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John Winchester is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
John Winchester Supernatural

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Catelyn Stark is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Catelyn Stark Game of Thrones

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Finn Hudson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Finn Hudson Glee - Glee

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Lexie Grey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Lexie Grey Grey's Anatomy

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

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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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Wesley Wyndam-Pryce is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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Sam Winchester is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Sam Winchester Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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Charlie Bradbury is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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Jenny Calendar is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Jenny Calendar Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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Caitlin Todd is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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Tara Knowles is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Tara Knowles Sons of Anarchy