Robb and Catelyn Stark, Game of Thrones
Two words: Red Wedding. It was supposed to be a happy day for Robb Stark (Richard Madden), but he and his mother Catelyn (Michelle Fairley) were slain by the treacherous Walder Frey and Roose Bolton. A moment no Game of Thrones fan can forget.
Finn Hudson, Glee
Will Gardner, The Good Wife
The Good Wife blindsided everyone when they killed off Will Gardner (Josh Charles) at the hands of a dranged client in the courthroom in season 5. From there, the Alicia-Peter-Will love triangle was squashed, and the series was never the same.
Zeek Braverman, Parenthood
Through six seasons of Parenthood, Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) was the glue that held the Braverman brood together. His death in the series finale, devestating as it was, gave the family an emotional and unforgettable sendoff.
Derek Shepherd, Grey's Anatomy
Poussey Washington, Orange Is the New Black
Glenn Rhee, The Walking Dead
Wes Gibbins, How to Get Away with Murder
HTGAWM has had plenty of plot twists, but the murder of main character Wes Gibbins (Alfred Enoch) in season 3 and the mystery behind it was a shocker. But has West truly been dead? A brief apperance in the season 6 mid-season finale suggests otherwise…
Rayna James, Nashville
Michael Cordero, Jr., Jane the Virgin
It’s hard to forget the tragic moment when Jane (Gina Rodriguez) gets the call that Michael (Brett Dier) was shot and killed. Luckily, the police officer heartthrob was revived, but his death isn’t one that the fans — or Jane — would ever recover from. And by the time Michael recovered from his head trauma and resurfaced, she’d moved on.
William H. "Shakespeare" Hill, This Is Us
Jack Pearson, This Is Us
Alison Bailey, The Affair
Given the tragic and heartbreaking life Alison (Ruth Wilson) led, it wasn’t a surpise that her demise was the same. However, losing the main female lead before the pentultimate season even concluded threw fans for a loop.
Bob Newby, Stranger Things
Logan Echolls, Veronica Mars
When Veronica Mars made its triumphant return on Hulu this summer, it finally delivered a wedding between Veronica (Kristen Bell) and Logan (Jason Dohring). But it wasn’t a happy ending, as just hours later, Logan was killed in a car explosion. Even for a show that began as an investigation of a teenage girl’s brutal murder, it was a shockingly dark moment, and that snarky personality will be missed.
Brian "Otis" Zvonecek, Chicago Fire
Sadly, Otis (Yuri Sardarov) did not make it out of Chicago Fire‘s season 8 premiere alive. A boiler explosion took the life of the beloved firefighter. Only three months later, Truck Company 81 hasn’t been the same.