Total Nerd The Saddest Deaths in the Star Wars Movies  

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Spoilers, Spoilers, SPOILERS, SPOILERS! This is a list of the saddest Star Wars deaths in all the films - from The Phantom Menace to The Force Awakens. You've been warned.

The Star Wars universe is crazy dangerous. There are just so many ways to die in that place. With giant man-eating creatures around every turn, blasters that can kill in one shot, lightsabers, and the power of the Force, Star Wars death scenes abound. Some you're okay with - one less stormtrooper to get past isn't a bad thing for our heroes - but then there are the tragic scenes you'll find on this list of sad Star Wars deaths, the ones that make you feel the feels.
 
From broken hearts to betrayal by family members, lightsaber duels to old age, the saddest Star Wars character deaths come in many forms. Even for characters not involved in the seemingly constant wars tearing the galaxy apart, there are still plenty of things out there that could kill you. From sand monsters to death beams raining from the sky, the ways to die in Star Wars are endless. 

These are the saddest deaths in the canonical Star Wars universe. Who died in Star Wars? Many wonderful characters, that's who. Vote up the deaths that made you the saddest below.
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Han Solo


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Han, old buddy. You may have seen this coming, but that doesn't make it any less sad. He's one of the most beloved characters in the Star Wars universe and the only thing that could kill him was the love he had for his son.

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Film: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, The Star Wars Holiday Special, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

Actor: Harrison Ford

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Darth Vader


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Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker's death was a troubling one. On the one hand, he was a really bad guy who helped wipe out the Jedi, but on the other, he was just that podracing kid who defeated Palpatine in the end.

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Film: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, The Benchwarmers, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Once Upon a Jedi, + more

Actor: James Earl Jones, Robert E. Bean, David Prowse

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All of the Jedi Killed in Response to Order 66


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The carrying out of Order 66 was one of the most gut-wrenching sequences in all the films. Nearly all of the Jedi we'd come to know and love were betrayed and killed. The galaxy would never be the same.
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Yoda


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The only thing that could kill Master Yoda was time. He was a wise, jumpy, Force-mastering, pint-sized Jedi that see him go we hated to do.

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Film: Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, + more

Actor: Tom Kane, Frank Oz

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