Top 10 Saddest Star Wars Deaths


The Top Ten

1 Han Solo 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.

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.

Very sad death, nearly made me cry ): - micahisthebest

The scene when Han dies in the force awakens made me cry almost

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2 Darth Vader Darth Vader Darth Vader was the original dark lord for Star Wars. Darth Vader ruled with both fear and aggression. Originally Anakin Skywalker a young Jedi who was then seduced by the dark side of the force by Chancellor Palpatine/Darth Sidious. Vader had his limbs cut off by his jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi leaving more.

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. - Catlover2004

Although he was a bad guy, it was sad because he just turned to the good side. - micahisthebest

At least he died as Anakin Skywalker :') - pratham2025

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3 Padmé Amidala

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 - ParkerFang

Why is she on this list?

Who Padme Amidala - Iamaloser

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4 Qui-Gon Jinn 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

5 Shmi Skywalker

Who is this character? - Iamaloser

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

6 Yoda 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.

Saddest death ever

But also the longest death.

Who Yoda - Iamaloser

7 Savage Opress Savage Opress

Savage was a bad guy. But what made this death sad was because Darth Maul lost his brother - DoroExploro13

8 Darth Maul 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.

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.

He actually didn't die, as he came back in the Clone Wars. - micahisthebest

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

He died in rebels

He never died... ITS CALLED MISDIRECTION. HE SURVIVED THE CLIFF IN REBELS, BEING CUT IN HALF AND DARTH SIDIOUS LIGHTNING. he was the biggest star wars survivor (next would be revan)

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

Hurts if you watched the prequel trilogy first.
He was a true Badass.
Love you Ben - pratham2025

10 Chirrut Îmwe Chirrut Îmwe

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

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 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.


I cried


While he may not really be dead, it was sad nonetheless. Luke fading away right in front of the setting sun, it just jerked me, and I thought, “man, this is really it for him.” - PackFan2005

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12 K-2SO K-2SO
13 Mace Windu Mace Windu Mace Windu is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by actor Samuel L. Jackson in the prequel films.

This is a Great List - micahisthebest

14 Nute Gunray 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.
15 Jango Fett Jango Fett

His death made me feel bad for boba

Who is Jango Fett - Iamaloser

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

16 Jyn Erso 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's not dead

Accalliy she is

17 Duchess Satine Kryze

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


18 Luke Skywalker 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.

RIP - InfinateSuperstorm

19 Cassian Andor Cassian Andor

Died alongside Jyn alone in an embrace accepting their fated

20 Bodhi Rook Bodhi Rook

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

21 Fives

Best clone ever

"The mission... the nightmares... they're... finally... over."

22 Kanan Jarrus Kanan Jarrus
23 Count Dooku Count Dooku

My favorite character. I cannot stand anymore to watch that scene and I made a story that he has a daughter named Jocelynne and he didn't die

M whatcha say - MagmaFox

24 CT-5555

The nightmares. They're, finally, over...

I challenge any of you to watch the entire scene of fives dying and not tear up, even better if you watch all of TCW before, makes his death so emotional and sad.

Who? - Midevilnight

25 Tobias Beckett

This guy was pretty funny, but he turned out to be evil. It was still pretty sad, though.

26 Baze Malbus Baze Malbus

So that's what his name was.. - Midevilnight

27 Emperor Palpatine Emperor Palpatine

This is a happy death since he was the evil sith lord, glad he died, evil jerk. - PeeledBanana

Not sad... - micahisthebest

28 Kit Fisto Kit Fisto Kit Fisto Is a Jedi from the Star Wars universe who appeared in Star Wars, Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars, Episode III: Revenge Of the Sith, and also appeared in the TV show, Star Wars the Clone Wars,
29 Admiral Ackbar 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 - wren6

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 - PackFan2005

30 Oola
31 Rancor
32 Paige Tico
33 Ezra Bridger Ezra Bridger

He is not dead

34 Owen Lars
35 Boba Fett Boba Fett Boba Fett is a fictional character in the Star Wars series. In The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, he is a bounty hunter hired by Darth Vader and also employed by Jabba the Hutt.

Boba Fett is the best bounty hunter, why did he have to die

Boba fett did not die

36 General Grievous General Grievous
37 Coleman Trebor
38 Waxer
39 Vice Admiral Holdo
40 Captain Phasma Captain Phasma Captain Phasma is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, portrayed by Gwendoline Christie. Introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, Phasma is the commander of the First Order's force of stormtroopers.
41 Aayla Secura Aayla Secura
42 Supreme Leader Snoke Supreme Leader Snoke
43 Poggle the Lesser
44 Jabba the Hutt Jabba the Hutt Jabba the Hutt is a character appearing in George Lucas's space opera film saga Star Wars. He is depicted as a large, slug-like alien.
45 Bib Fortuna
46 Director Orson Krennic Director Orson Krennic
47 Ki-Adi-Mundi Ki-Adi-Mundi
48 Beru Lars Beru Lars
49 Leia Organa 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.
50 Ratts Tyerell
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1. Han Solo
2. Luke Skywalker
3. Yoda
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2. Savage Opress
3. Chirrut Îmwe
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