Top 10 Saddest Deaths in Disney Movies

The Top Ten

1 Mufasa - Lion King Mufasa is a major character in Disney's 1994 animated feature film, The Lion King. He is Simba's father, Sarabi's mate, Scar's older brother, and was King of the Pride Lands until his death.

I was still crying about his death a half hour after it happened.

I cried an hour after it happened, will never get over that. so sad!

Simba watcged his own uncle kill his own father when he was just a little cub. POINT MADE

Mufasa’s death is REALLY sad. I never cry during any movie I watch, but I ALMOST did in The lion king.

2 Ellie - Up

It was the saddest because he never got to take her to Paridise Falls

What made it hard was watching her entire life with Carl. How happy she made him. Trying to stay strong till the very end

, this was beautifully tragic

It was...unexpected

3 Bing Bong - Inside Out

That makes Bing Bongs death so emotional is that he knowingly sacrificed himself to make sure the person he cared most about could experience happiness again.

As an unemotional 18 year old boy, even I had to hold back my tears during this scene.

This is one of two movies I remember crying at. The other one is Coco

So sad.

4 Bambi's Mother - Bambi

She should have stopped going on private property... even if PETA wins, they will still break laws - Maddox121

When mothers die you turn into a crying machine.

Watched the movie once. Never again

It's the circle of life. - Outcast

5 Ray - The Princess and the Frog

How is Bing Bong sadder than Ray. Bing Bong is an irrelevant elephant thing who had no character except for being stupid.

This is by far the saddest disney death by far

It was so sad, I cried. I'm so sad now

It is the only movie that ever made me cry 😭

6 Koda's Mother - Brother Bear

I'm crying thinking about it "😧😿

7 Tadashi - Big Hero 6

I was bawling my eyes out. He was awesome. He died for no reason. * Sniffed*

He died for no reason and he should come back

He was really nice to Hiro

He was sooo good!

8 Coral - Finding Nemo

Sad. What would've been different in Finding Nemo if both Coral and Marlin survived with that egg named 'Nemo'?

9 Baymax - Big Hero 6

Bay max was my favorite and the tiny magnetic metel things should have died

10 Han Solo - Star Wars: The Force Awakens Han Solo is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, portrayed in films by Harrison Ford. In the original film trilogy, Han and his co-pilot, Chewbacca, become involved in the Rebel Alliance which opposes the Galactic Empire.

This was the only movie I ever shed areas on... it was one singular tear... but it was still a tear. NO MORE HAN. I felt so bad for chewy.

I was like "WHAT?!?! " when he died. Han Solo Forever - LaST_LiGHT

Why did his own son stab him!

Oh this has to super High

The Newcomers

? Black Widow - Avengers: Endgame Natalia Alianovna Romanoff, most known as Natasha Romanoff or the Black Widow, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. She is one of the most talented spies and assassins in the entire world and is a founding member of the Avengers. The character was created more.
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The Contenders

11 Leslie - Bridge to Terabithia

It's so sad that a creative and brave girl could die in the place of their magical kingdom

It was so sad! Leslie never deserved to die! She was so nice...

I love the movie and I love the book even more

She didn't deserve this...

12 Iron Man/Tony Stark- Avengers: Endgame

Saddest death

I cried for 3 weeks

13 Gamora - Avengers: Infinity War Gamora is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Jim Starlin, the character first appeared in Strange Tales #180.

I cried when she died I love Gamora I hate thanos for killing her

14 Kerchak - Tarzan
15 Mama Coco - Coco


16 Yondu - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

Yondu's finest hour:


If he encounters Walt in the MCU's version of heaven, he's gonna be a little annoyed Peter didn't tell him that Mary Poppins was a woman.

Spoiler Alert!

I'm MARY POPPINS YALL! - Drewman1211

17 Gurgi - The Black Cauldron

To give up his life for his friends! Oh I feel this movie is so underrated!

18 Sitka - Brother Bear

A true leader and brother.

I feel Kenai and Denahi's pain.

19 Agent Coulson - The Avengers
20 Loki - Avengers: Infinity War Loki Laufeyson, or Loki Odinson, is a fictional character appearing in the American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is the adoptive brother and archenemy of Thor, and is known as the "God of Mischief". In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the character has been portrayed by Tom Hiddleston.

Rest In Peace my friend.

He was a great character. After all he’s done for the franchise, it’s okay that he’s dead.

21 Gramma Tala - Moana

This death made my mom cry and made me too but then she comes back as a spirit manta ray

This made me sad - Outcast

22 Groot - Guardians of the Galaxy


23 Esmeralda - Hunchback of Notre Dame Esméralda, born Agnès, is a fictional character in Victor Hugo's 1831 novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.

She didn't actually die - egnomac

Why is she on the list she did'nt die - cadespencer

24 Wall-E - Wall-E
25 Billy Bones - Treasure Planet
26 Anna - Frozen Princess Anna of Arendelle is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Animation Studios' 53rd animated film Frozen.

She died for a brief moment, but it was caused by her own sister who since young, has tried to keep a distance from her to protect her.

She died, but only for a brief amount of time.

Anna didn't die

27 Dumbo's Mother - Dumbo

She didn’t die, but when the song “baby my” plays, every time I watch it I can’t get though it without crying 🐘😭

28 Meg - Hercules

But the she was resurrected thanks to Hercules.

29 Queen Athena - The Little Mermaid Ariel’s Beginning

The fact that she died after saving her daughters life and then tried to recover her artifact made me cry.

So sad I still cry when I see it

30 Luke Skywalker - Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Having to watch my childhood hero give it one last shot and perish truly killed my faith and hope for Star Wars.

31 Quasimodo's Mother - The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Frollo is such a pervert! I'm glad he died!

32 Mr. Arrow - Treasure Planet

It is terrifying to see someone directly falling into a black hole.

And for the record The tale of Despereaux isn't even a disney movie

33 Thomas Jay - My Girl
34 When the Beast Almost Dies - Beauty and the Beast
35 The Queen - The Tale of Despereaux
36 Nuka - Lion King 2

He only wanted his mother to be proud of him...*sniff*

sad death - drooper

37 Kocoum - Pocohontas
38 Li Shang - Mulan 2
39 Wolverine - Logan
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