Best TV Characters 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
16,149 9,006
Eddard Stark is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Game of Thrones

2
16,591 9,177
Charlie Pace is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

3
13,390 8,650
Lt. Colonel Henry Blake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

4
15,968 8,498
Bobby Singer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Supernatural

5
14,200 8,328
Joyce Summers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

6
13,426 7,850
Mark Greene is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

7
12,436 7,681
Robb Stark is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
carlybobarly added Game of Thrones

8
14,189 7,146
Tenth Doctor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Doctor Who

9
11,169 7,666
Buffy Summers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

10
9,614 7,408
Tara Maclay is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Buffy the Vampire Slay

11
9,914 5,716
Paul Hennessy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
8 Simple Rules

12
14,512 6,423
Opie Winston is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Sons of Anarchy

13
17,709 5,571
Hershel Greene is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
bojanthebest added The Walking Dead

14
15,200 3,067
Glenn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
wassollmanmachen added The Walking Dead

15
11,239 5,066
Dan Conner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Roseanne

16
12,382 5,092
Lady is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
nachshon_roth added Game of Thrones

17
9,147 6,439
Spike is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

18
6,512 6,495
Edith Bunker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
All in the Family

19
6,460 6,385
Winifred Burkle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

20
8,864 5,697
Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Supernatural

21
12,488 5,913
George O'Malley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Grey's Anatomy

22
5,380 6,711
Sun-Hwa Kwon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

23
6,868 5,893
Jo Harvelle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Supernatural

24
5,377 5,464
Coach Ernie Pantusso is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

25
11,256 5,350
Mark Sloan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Grey's Anatomy