What's your most upsetting tv death?

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MrsSteveMcDonald Fri 23-Apr-21 18:38:18

Just watching Bones for the first time and absolutely gutted about Sweets which made me wonder which other tv deaths have upset MNers.

Lots of potential for spoilers here so apologies in advance.

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FionnulaTheCooler Fri 23-Apr-21 18:39:18

Buffy's mum, Joyce.

Doidontimmm Fri 23-Apr-21 18:40:20

Mark Edwards in top gun & ER

JesusInTheCabbageVan Fri 23-Apr-21 18:40:23

Sam Tyler, Life on Mars sad

alloutofcareunits Fri 23-Apr-21 18:41:46

Mark Greene in ER 😢

CazM2012 Fri 23-Apr-21 18:41:47

I opened this to say Sweets from Bones, watching it (for the 4th time grin) and just had the episode, I knew it was coming but still sad

TunstallTansy Fri 23-Apr-21 18:41:52

Damon in Brookside

MobyDicksTinyCanoe Fri 23-Apr-21 18:42:01

Cucumber on channel 4.

The series was so upbeat and then one of the main characters died from a whack to the head. It wasn't gory or overdone but the simplicity and finality of his death haunted me. I had nightmares over it.

It was made by the guy who did its a sin so if anyone liked that they'll love cucumber as it's pretty similar.

Doingtheboxerbeat Fri 23-Apr-21 18:42:45

The most recent was the sweet one from "it's a sin "sad.

crispychicken12 Fri 23-Apr-21 18:43:14

Matthew, downtown abbey

littlepeas Fri 23-Apr-21 18:44:21

Billy in Ally McBeal!

Redcrayons Fri 23-Apr-21 18:44:26

Bradley Branning

Nana in Royle family

clpsmum Fri 23-Apr-21 18:45:00

Opie sons of anarchy

Aprilshowersandhail Fri 23-Apr-21 18:45:09

Mr Caplin- The Blacklist

WhateverJohnnyMcNofriends Fri 23-Apr-21 18:45:41

Yvonne in Bad Girls. Fucking Fenner.

angelaEhen Fri 23-Apr-21 18:45:41

Mark greene in ER

DisgruntledPelican Fri 23-Apr-21 18:45:44

MobyDicksTinyCanoe

Cucumber on channel 4.

The series was so upbeat and then one of the main characters died from a whack to the head. It wasn't gory or overdone but the simplicity and finality of his death haunted me. I had nightmares over it.

It was made by the guy who did its a sin so if anyone liked that they'll love cucumber as it's pretty similar.

This. I thought about the episode for weeks afterwards, and so did everyone I know who watched it.

Sun and Jin from Lost always gets to me too.

Roomba Fri 23-Apr-21 18:46:04

I don't even know the character's name, but Alf Roberts' first wife in Corrie grin I was unfortunate enough to see her car crash death when I was about six and it traumatised me! I refused to watch Corrie for years and would run upstairs and hide whenever the theme tune was in TV. Showing my age there.

Agree the death in Cucumber was horrible.

MindBodyChocolate Fri 23-Apr-21 18:46:23

Paul in eastenders. I loved his flawed character.

KillerFlamingo Fri 23-Apr-21 18:46:34

Buffy's Mom sad It was so well done as well, so realistic and heartbreaking.

Roomba Fri 23-Apr-21 18:46:47

Just remembered 'Not Penny's Boat' in Lost. That was traumatic too!

SuddenArborealStop Fri 23-Apr-21 18:46:53

Daniel, Laurels baby in emmerdale... though later not her baby... anyway the actress played it so well I sobbed

WhatWouldPhyllisCraneDo Fri 23-Apr-21 18:47:16

Barbara in Call The Midwife sad

ArtfulScreamer Fri 23-Apr-21 18:47:27

Doingtheboxerbeat

The most recent was the sweet one from "it's a sin "sad.

Oh yes Colin dying broke me especially when they played who wants to live forever as we walked into that at my dads funeral 💔

Hardbackwriter Fri 23-Apr-21 18:47:44

Wallace in the Wire. Haunts me still. Though, like a PP, It's A Sin came pretty close to being the most upsetting - I watched it all in the three days after giving birth (an error, in hindsight!) and cried buckets.

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