TV deaths are bound to happen — but that doesn’t make them any easier to accept. Yes, there comes a time when we must say goodbye to those on TV we love the most, and while some of these deaths are predictable depending on the course of the show, there are others that take us completely by surprise.
No matter the reason behind their TV demise — even though more often than not it has something to do with someone else killing them — we still get emotional thinking about these gone-but-not-forgotten characters. We rounded up 16 TV deaths we still have trouble accepting.
Also, just a friendly reminder — this post includes SPOILERS for certain shows such as The Vampire Diaries, Scandal, and Pretty Little Liars, so you might want to steer clear if you don’t want to know about these deaths.
Otherwise, click through the gallery below, and tell us which one you have the most trouble accepting in the comments section.
1. Finn From Glee
Still can't find the words to express how sad this is
2. JT From Degrassi
JT being stabbed to death was completely senseless, which is probably why we have trouble accepting that it happened.
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3. Marissa From The O.C.
A car crash was the cause of Marissa's death, after her ex Volchok drove her and Ryan off a cliff. Ryan survived, but Marissa wasn't so lucky.
4. Garrett From Pretty Little Liars
We always had our doubts about Garrett, but just as we learned of his innocence, he was killed on the Halloween train. And poor Aria was trapped in a box with his dead body.
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5. Alaric From The Vampire Diaries
Alaric was like a father to Elena and Jeremy, which made it especially devastating when he died after a witch had tied his life to Elena's, and her death meant that he died too (even though she came back as a vampire).
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6. Ricky Schwartz From Awkward.
Ricky's death -- from a peanut allergy -- came out of nowhere, which made it really sad.
7. Haley Jones From CSI
Her mom stabbed her to death! Plus it was weird to see T-Swift die.
8. Ian From Pretty Little Liars
Looking back on Ian's death -- from falling off a railing in the church -- we realized he was just being eliminated, most likely, by A. Poor guy!
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9. Jason McCann From CSI
Watching Justin Bieber get shot to death was just trippy.
10. Amanda From Revenge
Getting killed on your honeymoon? Yeah, that sucks.
11. Boyd From Teen Wolf
This was especially sad because Derek was forced to kill him.
12. Chris From Skins
Chris was a "live fast, die young" kinda guy, but no one would have expected a brain hemorrhage would be the reason for his early demise.
13. Lil Sebastian From Parks & Rec
Mini-horse Lil Sebastian was a certified celebrity in the town of Pawnee, Indiana, so you could imagine the devastation when he passed away.
14. Denny From Grey's Anatomy
This death was difficult for a lot of fans to handle. Denny had been awaiting a heart transplant, and eventually he and Izzie fell for each other. She risked her job (and his life) by ensuring he would receive a new heart, however, he died from a blood clot after proposing to her.
15. Paul From 8 Simple Rules
Similar to Cory Monteith, John Ritter passed away in real life, which left the show having to deal with how to pick up the pieces.
16. Verna Thornton From Scandal
This death was pretty crazy considering the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES was the one who killed her!
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