WARNING: SPOILERS, SPOILERS, SPOILERS! If you are still catching up on some of your favorite current TV shows, stop scrolling now - you may want to avoid this list, since it includes some of TV's recent shocking deaths. Some other good TV lists you may want to check out are the best characters on TV, the best current TV shows, the saddest TV deaths, and lots of other lists about death.
Some of these shocking TV deaths you might have seen coming (after all, on Lost Desmond does warn Charlie he'll die about a thousand times), but they were no less shocking. Others came as a complete surprise, like Dan Conner or Lt. Col. Henry Blake. Some were written in after the deaths of actors like Cory Monteith, John Ritter, and John Spencer. Many characters were brutally murdered on screen (hello, Red Wedding) while other characters passed away off screen, as in the case of Edith Bunker.
But whose death was the most shocking? If you're all caught up on your favorite shows, check out and vote on this list of the most shocking TV deaths. They happened on some of the best television shows to some of the most beloved (and hated) characters. Deaths on this list cover suicide, murder, illness, and drowning... and all shocked television viewers.
Dr. Mark Greene is the only original ER character to perish. Diagnosed with brain cancer, he undergoes multiple treatments and operations before deciding to accept his fate.
He takes a final trip to Hawaii with his daughter, Rachel. They are later joined by his wife, Elizabeth, before he ultimately passes.1,835617Did this shock you?
On Grey's Anatomy, Dr. George O'Malley is preparing to leave the hospital to join the army when he is brought in as "Jon Doe" after a serious bus wreck.
O'Malley reveals himself to Meredith, but she and the other doctors are unable to save him.1,834621Did this shock you?
One of many victims of the infamous Red Wedding, Robb, along with his mother Catelyn Stark, his pregnant wife Talisa Stark, and countless Stark bannermen are ruthlessly slain in Season 3 of Game of Thrones.
The massacre is orchestrated by Lord Walder Frey as revenge for Robb's failure to fulfill his marriage pact with House Frey.2,070711Did this shock you?
When a man with schizophrenia checks into the emergency room on ER, Lucy suspects he might have mental issues. Carter doesn't agree and refuses to send him to the psych department.
However, Lucy was right - something she and Carter learn the hard way when the man finds a knife and uses it against them.1,474491Did this shock you?