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.

I still cry at the sound of Lydia's cry out to Allison.

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 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.

5 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😢

6 Glenn Rhee (Steven Yeun) - The Walking Dead
7 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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8 Debra Morgan (Jennifer Carpenter) - Dexter Debra Morgan (Jennifer Carpenter) - Dexter
9 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 cried during and after definitely the saddest moment :(

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

10 Jon Snow (Kit Harington) - Game of Thrones

Stabbed in the heart literally

The Contenders

11 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

12 Albert Blithe (Marc Warren) - Band of Brothers
13 Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) - Doctor Who

"I don't want to go! "

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


14 Bobby Singer (Jim Beaver) - Supernatural
15 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.

16 Jack Shepherd (Matthew Fox) - Lost

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

17 Lexa (Alycia Debnam-Carey) - The 100
18 Troy Otto (Daniel Sharman) - Fear The Walking Dead
19 Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) - 13 Reasons Why
20 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

21 Monty Green (Christopher Larkin) - The 100
22 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

23 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

24 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.


So so sad...

25 Mary Lightly (Jimmi Simpson) - Psych
26 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

27 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

"the heart and soul of the ER" died. It was very sad - Alexandr

28 Moira Queen (Susanna Thompson) - Arrow
29 Boone Carlyle (Ian Somerhalder) - Lost
30 Lisa Madigan (Yvette Nipar) - RoboCop: The Series

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

31 Nate Fisher (Peter Krause) - Six Feet Under
32 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.

33 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

34 Shireen Baratheon (Kerry Ingram) - Game of Thrones
35 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!

36 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

37 Nate Westen (Seth Peterson) - Burn Notice
38 Eddard Stark (Sean Bean) - Game of Thrones

Of course. Sean Bean dies again. - Blizzard

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

39 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...


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

"I cried for a whole week,"

42 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...

43 Joyce Summers (Kristine Sutherland) - Buffy the Vampire Slayer
44 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.

45 Charlie Bowman (Jacob Buster) - Colony
46 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

47 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

48 Darla (Julie Benz) - Angel
49 Ianto Jones (Gareth David-Lloyd) - Torchwood
50 Mermaid Man (Ernest Borgnine) - Spongebob SquarePants

When did he die? - Blizzard

I thankthat ernst borgnine was a fine actor

Ithank that ernest borgine was a grea actor

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Top Remixes (10)

1. Debra Morgan (Jennifer Carpenter) - Dexter
2. Albert Blithe (Marc Warren) - Band of Brothers
3. Jack Shepherd (Matthew Fox) - Lost
1. Brian Griffin (Seth MacFarlane) - Family Guy
2. Chef (Isaac Hayes) - South Park
3. Lexa (Alycia Debnam-Carey) - The 100
1. Allison Argent (Crystal Reed) - Teen Wolf
2. Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) - 13 Reasons Why
3. Prue Halliwell (Shannen Doherty) - Charmed

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