The Most Shocking TV Deaths of All Time TV Characters
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The Most Shocking TV Deaths of All Time

List Criteria: TV deaths that shocked you the most. Vote up the TV deaths that had you screaming, 'What?! Noooooo!' at the screen.

WARNING: SPOILERS, SPOILERS, SPOILERS! If you are still catching up on some of your favorite current TV shows, stop scrolling now - you may want to avoid this list, since it includes some of TV's recent shocking deaths - some other good TV lists you may want to check out are the saddest TV deaths, the best characters on TV, the best current TV shows or if you're feeling morbid we have lots of lists about death.

Some of these shocking TV deaths you might have thought you saw coming (after all, on "Lost" Desmond did tell Charlie he would die about a thousand times), but they were no less shocking. Others came as a complete surprise, like Dan Conner or Lt. Colonel Henry Blake. Some were written in after the death of actors like Cory Monteith, John Ritter and John Spencer. Many characters were brutally murdered on screen (hello, Red Wedding) while other characters passed away off screen, as in the case of Edith Bunker. 

But who's death was the most shocking? If you're all caught up on your favorite shows, check out and vote on this list of the most shocking TV deaths. They happened on some of the best television shows to some of the most beloved (and hated) characters. Deaths on this list cover suicide, murder, illness, and drowning...and all shocked television viewers. 
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    The season three finale of "M.A.S.H." shocked and angered viewers. Lt. Blake had been honorably discharged and was headed home, when news comes in that his helicopter was shot down.

    The episode caused a great deal of controversy, and producers received thousands of letters from angry fans.

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