Saddest Deaths In Call of Duty

The only reason I didn't put Ghost or Woods in here is because they aren't dead.

The Top Ten

1 Soap

Why did he have to die? I loved this guy! - Alpha101

We rescue him for a few chapters, we worry about him, and then he dies. Thanks for those who made this game, after his death I felt nothing good in MW 3. We want back him.

The thing that was really heroic about before his death was when he wanted price to patch him up and put him back in the fight

Soap was my favourite character in Call of Duty. I was thinking I am going to save his life twice but all of a sudden he died.
His death was 2nd most sad moment for me
Most saddest was when roach dies along side of ghost they werent my favourite but their death was most tragic for me

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2 Ghost Ghost

Shepard's betrayal was 100% unpredictable, and Ghost was bad ASS. Wish I Could've died alone, and not Ghost. People say Soap was the saddest, and I respect that, but I think Ghost barely made it out as the winner of saddest death.

Ghost had the saddest death he was my favorite but then when you think it's over bam shepherd just betrays you and then they through soap down right next to you then and music comes then the light fades poor ghost.

Ghost didn't deserve to die by the hands of Shepherd, he should of died during 'Dust to Dust' (if he was alive) saving Price from being executed by Makarov instead of Yuri. - Commander_One

Can't say no more.. RIP ghost.. we avenged your death.

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3 Gaz

People thinks that Gaz is Ghost but I don't think so. Anyway, Gaz was awesome. Why is everybody dying? Yuri, Soap, Sandman, Reznov... If Price or Mason or Woods dies I will be dissapointed and mayby stop buying these games. - Alpha101

Will why in the last level of Call of Duty 4.

I loved gas he was awesome and cool

Should be lower. He got shot in the head. It lasted about 1.5 seconds. Hudson should be here, he got his legs shot off and he was in Blops 1 along with 2

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4 Reznov

Viktor Reznov, made quite an appearance in Call of Duty WAW
My favourite character in the whole series but he died a bad death, shot trying to escape from prison. Sad story!

In black ops, when the numbers are decoded, it says reznov is still alive...

He's like by your side to the character. mason but he did die RIP

Yeah reznpv was a good guy

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5 Yuri

Yuri was awesome. I wish he was still alive. - Alpha101

Yuri should not have went out like that

Captain price should've sacrificed himself!

6 Sandman

Sandman was a bad ass

He gave his life for price, yuri, and the president. I just played mw3


7 Alex Mason

When I saw Mason die, I was so sad because Black Ops 1 was the first Call of Duty I ever played. I know you can save him, but when I first played the mission and saw that one guy smirking, and then you run up to see Mason lifeless. It brings chills.

He only dies if you choose a certain path, which, by the way, should be obvious enough to avoid. However, David's face when he sees him is true enough to shed one man-tear.

Alex's death would be sad but I didn't kill him so that means he never died. That means this wasn't sad for me since I never experienced that - NoobTuber

R.I.P best Call of Duty character

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8 Dimitri Petrenko

He dies by dragovich in bo1 by gas. Reznov says he died like nothing. an animal. He also said. He should of died worthy back in Berlin. RIP. Dimitri Petrenko

Remember Heart of the Reich? This guy (so basically, us) did some badass stuff in Call of Duty WaW, and so when I saw him in the BO 1 mission, my heart jumped! And then he dies one of the worst deaths in Call of Duty history. I agree with Reznov, he should have died back in Berlin.

Dimitri Petrenko gave his life to ensure the USSR was always victorious but instead he died for nothing because of the traitorous acts committed on him and his comrades RIP comrade Dimitri Petrenko RIP hero of Stalingrad

I will admit. He wasn't one of my most favorite characters (He was decent) but his death was heartbreaking. He did so much in World War II and fought honorably. Looking at his face as he died, pounding on the windows in deep pain. His death hit me like a bullet. Fast and hard. - NoobTuber

9 Ethan

Ethan was so innocent and had a genuine robot soul. His death was the first time I felt empty inside since Ghost's death. Always a hero.

Ethan had the saddest death easily because YOU HAD TO blow him up he asked you to it was the only way he sacrificed himself for the military I shed a couple tears - Ethan-metal1

The most badass robot of them all died a honorable death.

Some guy dies- Oh! I kind of liked him.
Ethan dies- Why! Why Ethan! Why!

10 Bowman

Got beat in the head till death. RIP. - Alpha101

Don't know if he actually died... There is a possibility that bowman survived... He could be Russman from black ops 2 since Russman can't remember anything too...

The zombies storyline is not interconnected with that of the campaign. - NoobTuber

He did not die he got knocked out 😕

The Contenders

11 Griggs

Got shot in the head on the final level of CoD4.

Should be way higher, he risk his life for Soap and died, he could of been the captain in MW2 if he didn't come out and start shooting, he could of stayed in cover and act dead

Griggs and gaz RUP

12 Roach

Roach is and was my favourite Call of Duty character. Even though most people think that Ghost was better, Roach is always my favourite. He was trusted by his team (Task Force 141) and he was their family as well as they were his. I basically died when Roach (and Ghost) died from betrayal of all things.

Why isn't Roach up in the top ten?! Ghost is higher and he was a pure beast don't get me wrong but you actually played as roach for the majority of MW2. He pretty much does all of the action packed missions and all the cool stunts in this game. It also is extremely sad because he was already wounded and he and ghost were the only men left then BANG they get shot out of nowhere and betrayed and actually experienced that as Roach!

Why is this man bit as high as Ghost, they both died at the same damn time and both had a free cremation

13 Vasquez
14 Ludvig Maxis

Maxis died protecting Samantha from the "Hell hounds."

I don't know what happened to him?

I don't know what happend to him

That is sad

15 Frank Woods

He saves mason by jumping though the window with the bad guy and explodes himself to death with the bad guy so sad

Really? He survived as you can see in black ops 2

I loved him r.i.p he guided me through the game died by a explosion

16 Riley

Guys! Its Simon Riley aka "GHOST". I wonder still why he has two spots in this list...

The dog doesn't die dumbass.

It's a dog, that's why.!

Guys riley is roach from mw 2 don't be stupid

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17 Bloomfield

The way he died shocked me, just because he was a fun character, and it was in the final mission in the game. He was one of my favorite characters in the game.

He was my favorite character in the whole series!

18 Cormack

It was he was almost at the base then he died the whole rest of the game I was like for cormack!

So horrible his death, bleeding in the back of the truck at the end of the mission

Oh. My. God. What did Cormack have to die He dies in pain sadly - Ethan-metal1

19 Harper

In the Mission 8 in BO2 you can choose to kill harper I did so and I almost cried Harper's death is very sad I of course rewinded the story and sVed him


20 Brooklyn

In Call of Duty The Big Red One you really bonded with everyone in your squad. You fight with all of them throughout the entire European Theatre and you really feel like they have your back. When they talk to you they aren't spouting any plot twist or giving military orders, or screaming and shouting as if they're hardcore Rambo soldiers. They are just just regular guys who volunteered (I think) just like your character. When one of them dies, you feel like you've lost a friend. But the hardest blow is when the wisecracking Brooklyn dies from mortar fire on last mission near the end of the game. There isn't any dramatic music or any music. You just stand there seeing him struggling trying to avoid the shells being fired at him until one sends him flying in the air.

I don't much care for any of the new characters that seemed to fill the top ten with the exception of a couple, Brooklyn definitely should've made it closer than he did, this was the only death that made me want to literally cry.

The way Brooklyn was there for you in the beginning of the game, and the fact that you bond with all the characters in your squad, hurts when one dies. The other fact about Brooklyn's death that sucks is that it's on the last level of the game. He was so close to getting home and he gets mortared to death... RIP my friend.

My favorite Call of Duty 2big red 1 was the first Call of Duty I ever played and I was6

I never finished B.R.1 and now I know what happens

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21 Captain Price Captain Price Captain John Price is a main fictional character in the Call of Duty series, being one of three characters to be featured in all of the games in the Modern Warfare series, the others being Captain John "Soap" MacTavish and Nikolai.
22 Mike Dixon


23 Jason Hudson

When he put on those glasses in number, I pissed myself

I loved him

24 Grinch

Everyone talking about sandman no one talks about grinch or truck. sandman was also REALLY sad but grinch and truck deserve more love. :(

25 Hendricks

I hated shooting him

26 Captain Reyes

He sacrificed himself for the good of his crew

27 Turner

The only reasons I liked this guy is because he would give you loads of ammo

Sacrificed his life to get his men out

Turner was one of the best people who helped you throughout WWII,but when his time came,it was kinda tear-breaking.

28 Makarov

Cause now there is no more modern warfare games. Seriously, what will Call of Duty do after black ops 2

Who the heck put him on here. I don't mean to be offensive, but why would you put him on here

29 McCullen


"Tell Guzzo... Tell Guzzo to go to hell..."

30 Pvt. James Ramirez

He got nuked and then he was still alive then died moments later I mean you save the pilot from the crash and you think there is going to be a happy ending and... BOOM! Nuke.

But he didn't die, well, not in-game of course

I loved Ramirez

31 Rachel Kane

I'm so sad she died

32 John Taylor
33 Joseph Allen

No russian ;,(

34 Dempsey

He dies every time you play zombies. Stupid really

35 Elias

He got shot in the chest lots of times and once in the head. I wish Rorke died in legends never die

36 Ajax
37 Gideon

Dies in the Riot Zombies Easter Egg

38 Menendez

Don't tell me your talking about the psycho Bich who trys to kill your best friend - Ethan-metal1

39 Swift

He needed a bigger part

40 Will Irons

Jack Mitchell's best friend

It's so sad play it your self

41 Jacob Hendricks

It was devastating to lose both of your closest friends in the last mission of BO3.

42 Sergeant Paul Jackson

I felt bad when I saw Jackson died, I kind of wanted him to live and maybe fight along side soap and the loyalists, and make a final stand against Zakhaev

43 Truck
44 Shepherd

He was evil whys he on this

45 Roebuck
46 Victor "Vic" Denley

One of the most emotion filled deaths in the Call of Duty franchise.

47 Oz
48 Kamarov
49 Pvt. Polonsky

He Died If You Choose To Save Sgt.roebook

50 Sergei Kozin

He is Vortuka's hero

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Top Remixes (8)

1. Soap
2. Gaz
3. Yuri
1. Soap
2. Sandman
3. Yuri
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