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. In the original film trilogy, Han and his co-pilot, Chewbacca, become involved in the Rebel Alliance which opposes the Galactic Empire. He is primarily portrayed by Harrison Ford. Han Solo served as the focus of the 2018 film Solo: A Star ...read more.

I had always known that his death would of come. Didn't mean it wad any less shocking to see.

My friend who saw the movie with me on the other hand didn't see it come and her jaw dropped after watching favorite character die on screen.

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.

Would've been nice if he had reunited with Luke, but, guess not. His death was more predictable than sad however.

2 Darth Vader 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. ...read more.

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.

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

3 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

4 Padmé Amidala Padmé Amidala Padmé Amidala is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, appearing in the prequel trilogy portrayed by actress Natalie Portman.

This is one of the saddest deaths in the franchise, in my opinion. She mostly spends the rest of the third film worrying and crying in her apartment about Anakin, and her breaking point came after Anakin, as Vader, Force-choked her on Mustafar, almost killing her and her babies. When Obi-Wan and the rest arrived on Polis Massa, her time was up. After she gave birth to Luke and Leia, her last words were "Obi-Wan... there's good in him... I know... I know there's... I know there's... still...", as she genuinely believes there's still good in Anakin, but it's too late, as Palpatine siphoned her life force into Vader, as well as dying of a broken heart. And it made me cry when I found out that at her funeral, she is holding the japor snippet that Anakin gave her in the first film.

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.

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

Before anyone says "she died of a broken heart", I'm just clarifying that Palpatine TRANSFERRED her life force into Anakin to keep him alive.

5 Shmi Skywalker Shmi Skywalker

Anakin promised to return to see her only for her to die in his hands. Her death plunged anakin into a blind rage of hate and grief this moment was the point he begun his decent to the dark side

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

6 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 debuted in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, and has made subsequent appearances ...read 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.

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

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

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

7 Chirrut Îmwe Chirrut Îmwe

Chirrut it gets bag out on head
Chrirut "Are you kidding me? I am blind"
"I am one with the force and the force is with me. I am one with the force and the force is 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.

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

8 Savage Opress Savage Opress Savage Oppress is a fictional character who appeared in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Oppress was the secret apprentice and of Count Dooku and brother of Darth Maul. He is voiced by Clancy Brown.

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

9 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. He is portrayed by Frank Oz.

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.

But also the longest death.

Saddest death ever

10 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.

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

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.

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

The Contenders
11 Duchess Satine Kryze 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 Obi-Wan..you 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.

I mean, seriously. I cried. And I very rarely cry.

Guys, please. I actually cried

12 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. He is portrayed by Mark Hamill.

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."

In the end he deserves the death he got. Fading and becoming a force ghost like that.

13 Kanan Jarrus Kanan Jarrus

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

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

He died seeing his friends for the last time. As he died his eyes turned aqua again

14 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.

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

15 CT-5555 CT-5555

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.

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

Saddest death ever

He's a smart clone...

16 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.
17 K-2SO K-2SO

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

18 Nute Gunray Nute Gunray Nute Gunray is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, appearing in the prequel trilogy and Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Gunray served as the Viceroy of the Trade Federation and was a member of the Separatist Council.
19 Ben Solo Ben Solo Kyle Ren, also known as Ben Solo, is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. Kylo Ren commands the First Order with a temper as fiery as his unconventional lightsaber. Ren first appeared in 2015's Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Ben Solo, the son of Han Solo and Princess Leia, was ...read 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.

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

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22 Anakin Skywalker Anakin Skywalker Anakin Skywalker is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise created by George Lucas. 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.
-Yoda
Anakin died because Vader consumed(ate) him.

23 Jango Fett 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.
24 Cassian Andor Cassian Andor

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

25 Count Dooku Count Dooku Count Dooku of Serenno, from the House of Dooku is a fictional character from the Star Wars franchise, appearing in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith as a primary and minor antagonist respectively. He was portrayed by Christopher Lee and ...read more.

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

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