Entertainment The Saddest Television Deaths Ever  

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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.
1
16,287 9,081
Eddard Stark is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Game of Thrones
2
16,684 9,243
Charlie Pace is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
3
13,486 8,703
Lt. Colonel Henry Blake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
4
16,084 8,545
Bobby Singer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Supernatural
5
14,250 8,384
Joyce Summers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
6
13,493 7,899
Mark Greene is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
7
12,546 7,733
Robb Stark is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
carlybobarly added Game of Thrones
8
14,279 7,188
Tenth Doctor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Doctor Who
9
11,217 7,713
Buffy Summers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
10
9,653 7,464
Tara Maclay is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Buffy the Vampire Slay
11
9,963 5,756
Paul Hennessy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
8 Simple Rules
12
14,600 6,471
Opie Winston is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Sons of Anarchy
13
17,812 5,609
Hershel Greene is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
bojanthebest added The Walking Dead
14
15,359 3,101
Glenn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
wassollmanmachen added The Walking Dead
15
11,285 5,112
Dan Conner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Roseanne
16
12,489 5,126
Lady is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
nachshon_roth added Game of Thrones
17
9,178 6,489
Spike is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
18
6,538 6,539
Edith Bunker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
All in the Family
19
6,491 6,429
Winifred Burkle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
20
8,936 5,735
Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Supernatural
21
12,587 5,949
George O'Malley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Grey's Anatomy
22
5,410 6,756
Sun-Hwa Kwon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
23
6,916 5,933
Jo Harvelle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Supernatural
24
5,411 5,498
Coach Ernie Pantusso is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
25
11,345 5,383
Mark Sloan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Grey's Anatomy