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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.
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14,831 8,174
Eddard Stark is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Eddard Stark Game of Thrones

Famous People Who Have Been Reported Missing 8 Celebrities Found Dead In A Bathroom

2
15,445 8,425
Charlie Pace is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

3
12,250 8,031
Lt. Colonel Henry Blake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

4
14,666 7,884
Bobby Singer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Bobby Singer Supernatural

5
13,283 7,676
Joyce Summers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Joyce Summers Buffy the Vampire Slayer

6
12,210 7,279
Mark Greene is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

7
11,401 7,116
Robb Stark is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
carlybobarly added Robb Stark Game of Thrones

8
10,429 7,096
Buffy Summers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Buffy Summers Buffy the Vampire Slayer

9
13,202 6,604
Tenth Doctor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Tenth Doctor Doctor Who

10
9,077 5,261
Paul Hennessy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Paul Hennessy 8 Simple Rules

11
9,030 6,801
Tara Maclay is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Tara Maclay Buffy the Vampire Slay

12
13,250 5,976
Opie Winston is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Opie Winston Sons of Anarchy

13
16,396 5,169
Hershel Greene is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
bojanthebest added Hershel Greene The Walking Dead

14
10,463 4,588
Dan Conner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Dan Conner Roseanne

15
8,594 5,920
Spike is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Spike Buffy the Vampire Slayer

7 Classic Film Sets That Actually Killed People The Most Horrible TV Character Personalities Ever

16
11,286 4,739
Lady is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
nachshon_roth added Lady Game of Thrones

17
6,035 5,904
Winifred Burkle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

18
13,418 2,714
Glenn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
wassollmanmachen added Glenn The Walking Dead

19
6,004 6,043
Edith Bunker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Edith Bunker All in the Family

20
5,027 6,222
Sun-Hwa Kwon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

21
8,030 5,261
Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Dean Winchester Supernatural

22
11,260 5,476
George O'Malley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
George O'Malley Grey's Anatomy

23
6,311 5,452
Jo Harvelle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Jo Harvelle Supernatural

24
4,944 5,082
Coach Ernie Pantusso is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

25
4,920 5,856
Ranker Video

26
9,462 4,296
Dr Lance Sweets is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
willyboymcoy added Dr Lance Sweets bones - Bones

27
10,175 4,980
Mark Sloan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Mark Sloan Grey's Anatomy

28
7,208 4,907
Hoban Washburne is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Hoban Washburne Firefly

29
8,620 5,275
Denny Duquette is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Denny Duquette Grey's Anatomy

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30
7,339 5,084
Rita Morgan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Rita Morgan Dexter

31
7,456 5,945
Dale Horvath is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Dale Horvath The Walking Dead

32
5,604 4,438
Mr. Hooper is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Vamp Doll added Mr. Hooper Sesame Street

33
5,404 5,372
Anya Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Anya Jenkins Buffy the Vampire Slayer

34
4,662 5,149
Cordelia Chase is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

35
4,331 5,644
Jack Shephard is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

36
8,081 4,366
Khal Drogo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
LeanneDrake added Khal Drogo Game of Thrones

37
5,610 4,501
John Winchester is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
John Winchester Supernatural

38
6,233 4,764
Catelyn Stark is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
carlybobarly added Catelyn Stark Game of Thrones

39
4,856 4,818
Lady Sybil Crawley is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
LeanneDrake added Lady Sybil Crawley Downton Abbey

40
8,571 4,603
Lexie Grey is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Lexie Grey Grey's Anatomy

41
5,509 4,632
Vincent Nigel-Murray is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Vincent Nigel-Murray Bones

42
7,607 4,550
Finn Hudson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
JenniferBierma-Wallworth added Finn Hudson Glee - Glee

43
5,301 3,144
Charlie Bradbury is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
JenniferHardesty added Charlie Bradbury

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44
6,344 4,242
Jon Snow is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Jon Snow Game of Thrones

45
6,167 4,629
Sophia Peletier is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Sophia Peletier The Walking Dead

46
9,482 2,331
Hodor is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Frederick Hussey added Hodor Game of Thrones

47
5,233 3,885
Sam Winchester is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
IrinaGinger79 added Sam Winchester Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

48
5,208 4,100
Caitlin Todd is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

49
3,244 4,521
Wesley Wyndam-Pryce is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

50
4,329 5,002
Jenny Calendar is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Saddest Television Deaths Ever
Jenny Calendar Buffy the Vampire Slayer