Right here’s the factor: We perceive that TV characters aren’t actual individuals, but it surely nonetheless hurts when our favorites abruptly die on us, making the previous calendar yr particularly tough for Staff TVLine.
Positive, there have been just a few deaths we noticed coming — like Riverdale‘s Fred Andrews, who acquired an emotional sendoff a number of months after his portrayer, Luke Perry, died in actual life — however a few of this yr’s losses had been so sudden, we’re nonetheless struggling to just accept that the characters are actually gone.
Our record begins with a bittersweet Gray’s Anatomy goodbye from approach again in January, and it concludes with a tragic All American loss from simply final week. The in-between features a Stranger Issues favourite, an animated queen and a multi-spiked bloodbath on The Strolling Lifeless.
Just a few fast notes: The deaths on this gallery are introduced in chronological order, as we couldn’t have probably ranked them from least to most heartbreaking. We’re not monsters. As additional proof of our good nature, we also needs to remind you that THIS LIST IS LOADED WITH SPOILERS. IF YOU AREN’T CAUGHT UP ON ALL YOUR FAVORITE SHOWS, YOU MIGHT WANT TO CONSIDER CIRCLING BACK LATER.
Most significantly, we restricted our choice to at least one dying per present, so in case you’re questioning why one in every of your private TV tragedies didn’t make the reduce, that’s in all probability why.
Browse our gallery of the yr’s 25 most tragic TV deaths — you may click on right here for direct entry — then drop a remark with your personal picks under. Which small-screen losses hit you the toughest in 2019?