23 Of The Most Tragic And Unexpected Deaths In TV Shows!


People asked BuzzFeed readers to tell them what they consider to be the most unexpected deaths in TV history. And we collect some of the responses for you.

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23. Ana Lucia and Libby - Lost

"When Michael shoots Ana Lucia and then he shoots Libby right after! I was shook!" (chloeethegrey)

22. Sarah Lynne - Bojack Horseman

"The death of Sarah Lynne on Bojack Horseman seemed to be so inevitable, but it still caught me off guard in a really visceral way. It evokes the same feeling you get when some young star burns out too young." (jennifergainerw)

21. Ned Stark- Game of Thrones

"They actually killed off the main character early in the series. I kept waiting for him to escape the beheading, but it actually happened and we were shooketh!" (katrinascowboys)

20. Tracy McConnell (The Mother) - How I Met Your Mother

"We spent nine seasons waiting to meet her, only to have her killed off within a few episodes. I was definitely shocked that they decided to do that." (cata4e3bef1d4)

19. Joyce Summers - Buffy the Vampire Slayer

"Did anyone see that one coming? There was no prelude or foreshadowing to her passing. Also in a show full of vampires and witches you never thought someone might die of natural causes. It was so simple and yet so impactful. 'The Body' is still one of the best hours of television ever made." (erinc4784b6343)

18. Lance Sweets - Bones

"It was so unexpected and I kept expecting him to either survive or for it to turn out to have been faked. Seeing Cam unzip his body bag broke me." (sarahi4a1216669)

17. Carl Grimes - The Walking Dead

"He doesn’t die in the comics and becomes such a strong character! Killing him off in the show was just bad writing." (j4196d1521)

16. Derek Shepherd - Grey’s Anatomy

"Derek Shepherd on Grey’s Anatomy literally ruined my life when he was killed off. My mom and I didn’t move from the couch for about six hours after that episode aired and just cried together. I will never get over it." (allieb44a881780)

15. Warrick Brown - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

"The death that got me was definitely Warrick Brown on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. So unexpected and I was so little when that episode aired. I still tear up if I think about that episode too much." (cdowenlol54)

14. Mike Delfino - Desperate Housewives

"I couldn't stop sobbing! Mike gets shot while protecting his wife and dies in his wife's arms. Susan and Mike deserved a happy life." (mollyim2)

13. Rita Bennett - Dexter

"Things were going so well for them in their relationship, and he actually genuinely loved her — she was the tie to Dexter’s emotions. Dexter had killed the Trinity Killer and was about to go meet Rita and the baby on vacation and he comes home to find her body in the bathtub. Biggest plot twist ever. She was the last person I'd have guessed would die." (hannahy41ce4c197)

12. Shireen Baratheon, Game of Thrones

"No other death on GOT affected me like hers. Of course Ned and Rob’s deaths were very sad too, but Shireen was literally one of the most innocent characters. And poor Davos was heartbroken."


11. Maude Flanders - The Simpsons

"It happened so suddenly and randomly at the beginning of an episode, because Homer was being an idiot and launched a T-shirt gun at her. It felt so bizarre since The Simpsons hardly ever features the death of a significant character." (mtchrfn)

10. J.T. Yorke - Degrassi: The Next Generation

"I know it is probably over-said at this point but one of the most shocking deaths I can recall from TV is when J.T. Yorke got stabbed on Degrassi: The Next Generation. I remember how tear-jerking and shocking it was to watch." (martin7aj)

9. Matthew Crawley - Downton Abbey

"I was devastated by Sybil's death earlier in the season, but Matthew's car accident right after the birth of his son was so devastating I threw my couch pillows across the living room in rage. Thanks Julian Fellowes for the years of so many mixed emotions." (kimberleyjamesp)

8. Multiple characters - Game of Thrones

"Everyone in the Red wedding. It went against all typical tropes. I mean the noble son is suppose to get revenge for his father's wrongful death. It basically eliminated all of the good guys and any visible chance of revenge at the time. I was so shocked." (akimat)

7. Bob Newby - Stranger Things

"Honestly I will never be over Bob." (ggardella)

6. Tara Knowles - Sons of Anarchy

"I actually took a break from the show because her death was so rough." (sheldonw4188b25a3)

5. Marissa Cooper - The O.C.

"I was so surprised when I watched the episode and I couldn’t stop crying. She was my favourite character and went though hell." (lilyr4ff20ceb6)

4. Charlie - Lost

"He was one of my favourite characters and it just devastated me. I know he died helping Desmond but it still hurt." (eliseh6)

3. Uncle Keith - One Tree Hill

"That was too much. I thought it was over and everyone was going to be fine and THEN HE WAS KILLED BY HIS OWN BROTHER. I’m still not OK." (kathrynw41ce72f2a)

2. Lexa - The 100

"I never expected it and despite it being like two/three years ago now, I'm still upset and hella salty about it! Legends never die. She truly deserved more than bloody dying from a stray bullet." (j476725ca7)

1. Siobhan Sadler - Orphan Black

"I was devastated by Siobhan's death in Orphan Black. I thought she would live happily with her kids, but she ended up being killed just two episodes before the finale." (vasato)

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