Saddest TV Deaths


The Top Ten

1 Charlie Pace (Dominic Monaghan) - Lost Charlie Pace (Dominic Monaghan) - Lost Charlie Pace is a fictional character on ABC's Lost, a television series chronicling the lives of plane crash survivors on a mysterious tropical island.

He was such a great character with so much nobility and good intentions. Unfortunately you don't think a character like him is supposed to die but when he does it's terrible. I think this should be way higher up on the list as his death was not just depressing but emotional and empowering as well.

Lost was not the same without him. His death was so shocking to me and I couldn't really get into the show as much once he was gone. - NerdBunny

His death had me crying for like six episodes! Because you knew it was coming but not exactly when, and then it happened and it was heart breaking! To me it was the saddest death on Lost, and that is saying a whole lot because they had a heck of a lot of sad deaths!

so saaad

2 Allison Argent (Crystal Reed) - Teen Wolf

It was unexpected and very sad. What got into me while watching her final scene was when Lydia screamed her name and when she died in Scott's arms.

3 Merle Dixon (Michael Rooker) - The Walking Dead

Merle was my dude. I even liked him st the beginning, he Kant it real. I was super upset when the governor killed him and that scene with Daryl crying over him was one of the most upsetting things in television history

He may have started of as a villain, but his last few seconds were heroic and very sad.

Best character ever! When Daryl found him dead, I cried a bit

I've seen the top 3 deaths on this list. Charlie Pace's death, Rita Bennett's death, and Debra Morgan's death were all really sad, but Merle Dixon's has to be number 1. He was the best character in The Walking Dead, brother of the second best character Daryl Dixon. I cried when this guy died, RIP Merle :( - invinciblemario99

4 Robb Stark (Richard Madden) - Game of Thrones Robb Stark (Richard Madden) - Game of Thrones Robb Stark is a fictional character in the A Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin, and its television adaptation Game of Thrones.

The KING in the North Rip. Nothing is sadder than Robb's death. He lost his father, assumes his brothers are dead, and his enemies have his sisters. On top of that he gets backstabbed in a marriage where he loses his wife, unborn child, pet direwolf, mother, and some troops in a brutal manner.

'When you play the game of thrones, you either win or you die. There is no middle ground.' -Cersei Lannister

The King in the North RIP, He was our king! He was brave and good and the Freys (along with Boltons and Lannisters) murdered him.

The Lannisters send their regards😢

5 Debra Morgan (Jennifer Carpenter) - Dexter Debra Morgan (Jennifer Carpenter) - Dexter
6 Rita Bennett (Julie Benz) - Dexter

This without a doubt HAS to be number 1. I was so sad when she died. And the show isn't the same without her.

I was Sa when he said "born in blood, the both of us" that schupid trinity killer

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7 Chef (Isaac Hayes) - South Park

Just so you know the actual actor died, which is why they had this episode.

He was such a ladies man, more than I will ever be.

8 Glenn Rhee (Steven Yeun) - The Walking Dead
9 Jack Shepherd (Matthew Fox) - Lost

Saddest death ever. And saddest ending to a T.V. show ever.

10 Mike Delfino (James Denton) - Desperate Housewives

"I seriously thought that would just be a plot twist for the new episode, and that he would have a surgery and be okay. Then I saw the next episode, and he did actually die. Okay. I watched it fully, and then I went to take something to eat and I started crying a lot. I'm a guy, but I don't know. Having him since day one, made me feel just like when you lose someone that is really close to you, and you don't want to show feeling publicaly, but then when you're lonely, you fall apart.

I didn't expect that. It was shocking - Alexandr

The Contenders

11 Jon Snow (Kit Harington) - Game of Thrones

Stabbed in the heart literally

12 Albert Blithe (Marc Warren) - Band of Brothers
13 Xena (Lucy Lawless) - Xena: Warrior Princess Xena (Lucy Lawless) - Xena: Warrior Princess Xena is a fictional character from Robert Tapert's Xena: Warrior Princess franchise. Co-created by Tapert and John Schulian, she first appeared in the 1995–1999 television series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, before going on to appear in Xena: Warrior Princess TV show and subsequent comic book more.

Xena is beautiful madam, mythology sleng Polyxene. Xena is excellent fight to zord and body. She is have frend to amazon quenn, name Gabrielle.

XENA! (Lucy Lawles). Xena is werry good warrior woman. She have in body to warriors costeem, werry match frend and Xena is power werry match good opponent to mythical GODS.

14 Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) - Doctor Who

"I don't want to go! "

I am still in depression since January the 1st 2010 :(


15 Bobby Singer (Jim Beaver) - Supernatural
16 Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan (Virginia Hey) - Farscape

They killed the most unique, kind and powerful character. The show wasn't that good after she left - Alexandr

17 Brian Griffin (Seth MacFarlane) - Family Guy Brian Griffin (Seth MacFarlane) - Family Guy Brian H. Griffin, popularly known without his middle initial as Brian Griffin, is a fictional character from the animated television series Family Guy.

The entire world went in to shock.

Just makes me want to let my dog know how much I love him

He may have been pretentious, but he had a heart.

I almost killed myself when this happened

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18 Boone Carlyle (Ian Somerhalder) - Lost
19 Cordelia (Charisma Carpenter) - Angel

The most beautiful, hot and charming woman of Buffy/Angel universe dies - it's horrible. Cordy and Angel should have been together - Alexandr

20 Walter White (Bryan Cranston) - Breaking Bad

I don't know what got to me more, the fact that one of the greatest T.V. shows of all time came to an end, or that Walter White, who had been ready to face death the entire series finally met his end in the final episode ever of Breaking Bad. Looking at his partner Jesse Pinkman during the last few minutes you could tell that he was sad, but ready to die - ChickenKing

21 Sophia Peletier (Madison Lintz) - Walking Dead

A little girl tragically murdered by zombies. They searched for her for half a season and then to top it all off, her mother, Carol Peletier, is screaming and bawling, "SOPHIA! SOPHIA NOOO! " And then they shoot her.

Great job walking dead. Killin little girls... And don't even get me started on Lizzie and Mica... Oh. My. God.

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22 Sean McGinnes (Ben Esler) - Hell on Wheels
23 Veronica Donovan (Robin Tunney) - Prison Break

Veronica was the smartest and the most desperate female character in PB. She was like female version of Michael. Why the hell they killed her? - Alexandr

24 Dr. Mark Greene (Anthony Edwards) - ER

There has never been an episode so sad and touching. This just goes to show how great the acting and actual show was. There will never be another drama as good as ER in my opinion. It always seemed to hit so close to home.

That was so sad. When his daughter, who had become somewhat estranged, made them stop the limo and she released the balloon into the sky (like when she was a kid). I'll never forget that. - davidthenurse

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25 Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) - Grey's Anatomy

Could anything be more sad?

It was really sad and I was really shook (._.)

If I lay here, if I just lay here
Would you lie with me
And just forget the world...


26 Shireen Baratheon (Kerry Ingram) - Game of Thrones
27 Lisa Madigan (Yvette Nipar) - RoboCop: The Series

Those who watched that T.V. series will understand me. Lisa was brilliant partner for RoboCop - Alexandr

28 Nate Fisher (Peter Krause) - Six Feet Under
29 Prue Halliwell (Shannen Doherty) - Charmed

I personally didn't like that show but the episode where Prue dies was brilliant, touching and very sad. The acting was superb - Alexandr

I cried so much when Prue passed away, because she really grew on me and she was such a lovable and strong character <3.

30 Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) - Doctor Who

T_T... Rory died too (he died so many times)

When I saw this I was like, "weeping angel if you dare kill the hot chick I will f***ing kill you! " but it did and then I was like, "NNOO!

31 Nate Westen (Seth Peterson) - Burn Notice
32 Joyce Summers (Kristine Sutherland) - Buffy the Vampire Slayer
33 Hershel Greene (Scott Wilson) - The Walking Dead Hershel Greene (Scott Wilson) - The Walking Dead Hershel Greene is a fictional character in The Walking Dead whose role is depicted in the comic book, television series as portrayed by Scott Wilson and the game series.

The shock alone is terrible but seeing one of the most influential fantasy characters ever get their head chopped of by the governor is beyond words

34 Will Gardner (Josh Charles) - The Good Wife
35 Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) - 13 Reasons Why
36 Eddard Stark (Sean Bean) - Game of Thrones

I cried my eyes out at this scene. He didn't even get justice and that god damn Joffrey is still king!

37 Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam) - Sons of Anarchy Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam) - Sons of Anarchy Jackson "Jax" teller is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the FX crime drama television series Sons of Anarchy created by Kurt Sutter.

Ok I can�'t figure out how Jax death isn�'t at least in the top 5 I mean... its kinda heroic, deep, ironic, sad, and... you know you can�'t even put in words how this moment made a real SoA Fan feel...

38 Kenny McCormick (Matt Stone) - South Park Kenny McCormick (Matt Stone) - South Park Kenneth "Kenny" McCormick is a main character in the animated adult television series South Park, along with his friends Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, and Eric Cartman.

That specific episode was pretty sad, but the saddest episode ever was "You're Getting Old", even though nobody dies in that episode.

Ha ha ha! Which of the thousands do you mean?

, they killed Kenny! I couldn't resist :). - AlfredFJones

Kenny Dies is the saddest episodof any T.V. show I've ever seen... someone, PLEASE, get thing in the top 10.

39 Shane Walsh (Jon Bernthal) - The Walking Dead
40 Toshiko Sato (Naoko Mori) - Torchwood

She was sweet, smart, beautiful, kind... I love all characters in Torchwood but Toshiko was my favorite. Her death was definitely one of the saddest moments on Television - Irina2932

The character I am most fond of in Torchwood. This apart though her death is truly gut wrenching

41 Marissa Cooper (Mischa Barton) - The O.C.
42 Mona Vanderwaal ( Janel Parish) - Pretty Little Liars

"I cried for a whole week,"

43 Seymour Asses - Futurama

Every time I watch this episode I cry at the end.

Come on, how the hell is Brian higher, he was an arsehole. Seymour actually was loyal to his owner, waiting all his life for Fry to return home, but he never did

44 Darla (Julie Benz) - Angel
45 Ianto Jones (Gareth David-Lloyd) - Torchwood
46 Mermaid Man (Ernest Borgnine) - Spongebob SquarePants

I thankthat ernst borgnine was a fine actor

Ithank that ernest borgine was a grea actor

47 Blythe Baxter's Mom (Ashleigh Ball) - Littlest Pet Shop (2012)

During Blythe's flashbacks, her mom was there while the girl was young. But now her mom died of a unknown cause so it is just Blythe and her dad (and her aunt) along with Anna Twombly and her Littlest Pet Shop friends. Her mom doesn't have a name. - playstationfan66

48 Charles Westmoreland (Muse Watson) - Prison Break
49 Finn Hudson (Cory Monteith) - Glee Finn Hudson (Cory Monteith) - Glee

I think this is by far the saddest, not just because the character died, but because the actor also passed away

50 J.T Yorke - Degrassi: The Next Generation

This one was really unexpected and extremely intense. J.T was one of the Degrassi characters that was there since the first episode.

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Top Remixes (9)

1. Debra Morgan (Jennifer Carpenter) - Dexter
2. Albert Blithe (Marc Warren) - Band of Brothers
3. Jack Shepherd (Matthew Fox) - Lost
1. Allison Argent (Crystal Reed) - Teen Wolf
2. Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) - 13 Reasons Why
3. Prue Halliwell (Shannen Doherty) - Charmed
1. Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) - Grey's Anatomy
2. Rita Bennett (Julie Benz) - Dexter
3. Will Gardner (Josh Charles) - The Good Wife

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