Top 10 Saddest Star Wars Deaths

The Top Ten

1 Han Solo 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.

God, killed by his own son, and Chewbacca, Finn and Rey were watching helplessly.

Saddest death I cried when this happen and the connection between him and his son mudered by kylo ren:(

I still yell at The Force Awakens, though we knew it was coming, since Harrison Ford didn't want the part anymore.

This scene was not surprising but hit me hard. I heard people screaming as his body fell in to starkiller base.

2 Darth Vader Darth Vader is a Star Wars character and the main antagonist of the first three original Star Wars films and the main protagonist of the Star Wars prequel trilogy under his original name Anakin Skywalker. He had been trained as a Jedi but defected to the Sith lord and Galactic Chancellor Palpatine. more.

His life was a mess
He started as a slave with no father
He got the title The ChOseN ONe
Then he lost his mother
He against the rule and married
He killed and led men to their death
He had a nightmare and no one but palpatine was there to help him
He slowly fallen to darkness and yet still no jedi there to help him
He couldn't save his love from death
He lost his humanity
His son redeemed him
He threw Palp, died seeing his son for the last time, brought balance to the force
Then Palp turned out alive and killed by a Mary Sue who bested some emodarksider on her first duel

Darth Vader had the saddest death of any character in movie history for me. He only turned to save his wife Padme Amidala. Just like I said in my Padme comment, once Padme died Vader truly was lonely, Obi-Wan would never forgive him, no Jedi would ever forgive him. The only reason Vader returned to the Light Side was because of his son Luke. Once he realized Luke was alive, he wasn't truly lonely in this world - IIBlizzxrd

It was a though pick, but I think that Darth Vader 's death is not just one of the saddest scenes in the Franchise, but also in all of movie History.

It was sad when Luke was trying to save him but couldn't. Probably the saddest death in the franchise.

3 Qui-Gon Jinn Qui-Gon Jinn is a fictional character in the Star Wars saga, portrayed by Liam Neeson and is one of the main protagonists in the 1999 film Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.

Dude, 2 people, him and Darth Maul were unfortunate to only be featured in the phantom menace. Tragic

4 Padmé Amidala

In my opinion Padme is the second saddest death in Star Wars. Not only did she give birth to Luke and Leia, she was the breaking point for Vader. Once Padme died Vader basically had Palpatine, but by then he knew that if he killed Palpatine, he would truly have no one. Padmes death was the moment of realization for Vader that he regretted EVERYTHING. - IIBlizzxrd

Such a strong woman until she got her heart broken. Made me cry like hell when she was still worried about Anakin on her deathbed, and used her last breath to inform Obi-Wan there was still good in Anakin.

She lost her love and didn't even get to raise her twins

Who Padme Amidala

5 Shmi Skywalker

If Anakin had Rey's healing powers (why does she have healing powers? She was way too powerful) Anakin could've saved his mom!

Who is this character?

Saddest one:( he said he'd come back... he did... and he saw his mother... for the last time

6 Darth Maul Darth Maul is a fictional character in the science fiction franchise Star Wars. Trained as Darth Sidious's first apprentice, he serves as a Sith Lord and a master of wielding a double-bladed lightsaber. Darth Maul first appeared in Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace, and has also appeared in The more.

Not really dead...Just like palatine. When a bad dude gets thrown down something why are they still alive?

Even though he committed so many atrocities he wasn't heartless because he still cared about his mother and brother plus his whole life has been a tragedy he was kdnapped as a baby by darth sidious, he lost his legs, his mother and brother were killed in front of him and he was trapped on a planet for years and then obi wan killed him and the way it went was sad. So this was a sad death.

Apparently he didn't die, as he came back in the Clone Wars. But yes, his death was sad since I wanted to see more of him in the movies.

Clone Wars and the movies are two completely separate things. He died in the movies and he's alive in the Clone Wars.

During his last breaths, he wasn't feeling anger.

7 Yoda Yoda is a fictional character in the Star Wars space opera franchise created by George Lucas, first appearing in the 1980 film The Empire Strikes Back.

Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the force. Mourn them do not. Miss them do not. Attachment leads to jealousy. The shadow of that is. You must train yourself to let go. Of everything you fear to lose.

Saddest death ever

But also the longest death.

Who Yoda

8 Obi-Wan Kenobi Obi-Wan Kenobi is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, played by Sir Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor.

He was the best Jedi. If they did his fight with Darth Vader in 4 like his fight with Anakin in 3, that would've been really cool.

HIS DEATH IS THE SADDEST! He is my favorite Jedi. Enjoy the High Ground. You are missed in the galaxy. Rest In Peace. You are a true hero. The perfect Jedi. Kind and selfless. Truly, he is one of the best. I cry every time. Saddest part in a new hope. The Force is with you forever. May it be with me forever.

Phoebe the 16-year-old History Queen, Hamilton lover, and Jedi master whose favorite movie is Star Wars

One of the saddest if the saddest part in A New Hope

Hurts if you watched the prequel trilogy first.
He was a true Badass.
Love you Ben

9 Savage Opress

Savage was a bad guy. But what made this death sad was because Darth Maul lost his brother

10 Chirrut Îmwe

Why! He was probably my favourite character in the movie.

"I am one with the force and the force is one with me."

When Chirrut died, it really got me. only timed I legitimately cried a bit when a character died in any Star Wars movie.

The Contenders

11 Luke Skywalker Luke Skywalker is a fictional character appearing as the central protagonist of the original film trilogy, and as a supporting character in the sequel trilogy of the Star Wars universe created by George Lucas.

So sad, that he's on here twice.


I cried

he should have lived and killed rey and kylo ren

12 K-2SO

Funny, sarcastic, and particularly sadistic. He didn't go down without a fight.

His sacrifice was so sad, he was my favorite character. :(

13 Mace Windu Mace Windu is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by actor Samuel L. Jackson in the prequel films.
14 Fives

Padme and Darth Vader's death were sad, but this...(cry)... really hit me hard

He's a smart clone...

Best clone ever

Saddest death ever

15 Leia Organa Princess Leia Organa, later known as General Leia Organa, is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, portrayed in films by Carrie Fisher.

She was a cool character in 4-6. But then 7,8 and 9 happened and she's flying in space. Weird.

A original

Same as BEN SOLO

16 Nute Gunray Nute Gunray was the Viceroy of the Trade Federation. He was involved with the blockade of the planet Naboo. He also was a member of the Separatist Council, and was murdered by Darth Vader on Mustafar.


17 Jango Fett Jango Fett is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, created by George Lucas. He made his debut in the 2002 film Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, where he was portrayed by actor Temuera Morrison.

His death made me feel bad for boba

Who is Jango Fett

His death isn't sad but it's the fact Boba's still a kid when he dies :(

18 Jyn Erso Jyn Erso is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, portrayed by English actress Felicity Jones in the 2016 film Rogue One.

She was happy that she and Cassian were able to transfer the Deathstar plans to the Rebels.

She's not dead

Accalliy she is

19 Duchess Satine Kryze

I have never so hard cried for a animated character in my life. This character is well written and so pure. It is absolutely heartbreaking to watch her die with the look of horror on her face. And just want to cry for him..

This should be way up higher. Obi-Wan was forced to watch the woman he loved forever be stabbed and he couldn't do anything about it.

Guys, please. I actually cried


20 Ben Solo Kyle Ren is a fictional Sith lord, who is strong with the Force. Kylo Ren commands the First Order with a temper as fiery as his unconventional lightsaber. His debut was in 2015's Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens. Ren's real identity is Ben Solo, the son of Han Solo and Princess Leia. He was trained more.

He was the best character in 7-9. I'm sorry to all you Rey fans (I like Rey by the way) But Rey is crazy powerful! That part doesn't bother me the most...but the fact that her, poe, and Finn all stay the same! Theres no character development between those three. Kylo/Ben is the only one where we see change. His battle between good and bad throughout. And at the Be With Me part in The Rise Of Skywalker, he rose without Jedis helping him. They should've had Rey die instead of him (even though I think she's awesome) and why do they have healing powers now?

I personally think his loss was the saddest.

21 Kanan Jarrus

His sacrifice wasn't in vain. And the score really brought a few tear from me.

Visually breathtaking and Heartbreaking end to a character. In a very Jedi-like manner. Selfless and dutiful

Super sad I wish the series was still going

Made me tear up to see Kanan-the rock who held up the Ghost crew sacrifice himself to save not only them but Hera’s unborn child, Jacen.
May the force be with you 😭

22 Cassian Andor

He was happy that he and Jyn were able to transfer the Deathstar plans to the Rebels.

Died alongside Jyn alone in an embrace accepting their fated

23 Bodhi Rook

He died saving everyone that makes his death even sadder

Even though he had the chance to escape the ship he stayed at his post untill his death showing his loyalty to the rebels

24 Admiral Ackbar Admiral Gial Ackbar is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. A member of the amphibious Mon Calamari species, Ackbar was the foremost military commander of the Rebel Alliance who led major combat operations against the Galactic Empire.

Looks likes someone saw the last jedi



He was just blown up in the background while we all focused on Leia. I didn’t realize Ackbar died until I thought about it after I saw the movie

25 Anakin Skywalker Anakin Skywalker is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. He appears in the original trilogy as a main and pivotal antagonist serving the Galactic Empire, while his past as Anakin Skywalker and the story of his corruption are the focus of the prequel trilogy.

The boy you trained, gone he is. Consumed by Darth Vader.
Anakin died because Vader consumed(ate) him.

"What did Darth Vader tell you about your father?" -Obi Wan
"He told me enough. He told me he was my father." -Luke
"No Luke, Darth Vader killed your father." -Obi Wan
"No. that's not true. that's impossible!" -Luke

Not even close

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