Best TV 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
16,058 8,958
Eddard Stark is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Game of Thrones

2
16,507 9,142
Charlie Pace is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

3
13,319 8,620
Lt. Colonel Henry Blake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

4
15,855 8,465
Bobby Singer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Supernatural

5
14,144 8,285
Joyce Summers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

6
13,354 7,821
Mark Greene is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

7
12,365 7,649
Robb Stark is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
carlybobarly added Game of Thrones

8
14,107 7,115
Tenth Doctor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Doctor Who

9
11,114 7,635
Buffy Summers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

10
9,575 7,373
Tara Maclay is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Buffy the Vampire Slay

11
9,862 5,691
Paul Hennessy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
8 Simple Rules

12
14,434 6,398
Opie Winston is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Sons of Anarchy

13
17,610 5,548
Hershel Greene is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
bojanthebest added The Walking Dead

14
15,082 3,048
Glenn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
wassollmanmachen added The Walking Dead

15
11,175 5,038
Dan Conner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Roseanne

16
12,305 5,071
Lady is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
nachshon_roth added Game of Thrones

17
9,118 6,400
Spike is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

18
6,472 6,473
Edith Bunker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
All in the Family

19
6,430 6,352
Winifred Burkle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

20
8,787 5,663
Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Supernatural

21
12,412 5,885
George O'Malley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Grey's Anatomy

22
5,356 6,679
Sun-Hwa Kwon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

23
6,824 5,864
Jo Harvelle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Supernatural

24
5,350 5,445
Coach Ernie Pantusso is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

25
11,177 5,331
Mark Sloan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Grey's Anatomy

26
5,246 6,285
Ranker Video

27
10,282 4,635
Dr Lance Sweets is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
willyboymcoy added bones - Bones

28
9,449 5,695
Denny Duquette is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Grey's Anatomy

29
7,560 5,288
Hoban Washburne is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Firefly

30
7,890 5,470
Rita Morgan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Dexter

31
7,958 6,365
Dale Horvath is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
The Walking Dead

32
6,094 4,738
Mr. Hooper is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Vamp Doll added Sesame Street

33
4,989 5,525
Cordelia Chase is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

34
5,692 5,765
Anya Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

35
4,630 6,060
Jack Shephard is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

36
8,806 4,699
Khal Drogo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
LeanneDrake added Game of Thrones

37
6,110 4,880
John Winchester is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Supernatural

38
6,757 5,143
Catelyn Stark is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
carlybobarly added Game of Thrones

39
9,449 4,902
Lexie Grey is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Grey's Anatomy

40
5,226 5,189
Lady Sybil Crawley is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
LeanneDrake added Downton Abbey

41
5,922 4,970
Vincent Nigel-Murray is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Vincent Nigel-Murray Bones

42
8,272 4,880
Finn Hudson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
JenniferBierma-Wallworth added Glee - Glee

43
6,580 4,996
Sophia Peletier is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
The Walking Dead

44
6,933 4,573
Jon Snow is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Game of Thrones

45
10,525 2,555
Hodor is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Frederick Hussey added Game of Thrones

46
5,765 3,462
Charlie Bradbury is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
JenniferHardesty added

47
5,731 4,204
Sam Winchester is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
IrinaGinger79 added Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

48
5,631 4,415
Caitlin Todd is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

49
6,284 3,838
Jax Teller is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
MichellHeintz added Sons of Anarchy

50
3,460 4,843
Wesley Wyndam-Pryce is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever