10 Saddest Fictional Character Deaths That Will Have You Crying Your Heart Out

Have you ever lost a favorite character in a book, TV series, or movie? You’re not alone. Someone online a popular online forum asked that question. Here are the top-voted responses.

1. Thomas J. Sennett From My Girl

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Someone immediately quoted Veda from My Girl, “He can’t see without his glasses.” “That movie traumatized me,” another admitted. “I was fresh on the heels of Home Alone and thought, yay, another comedy. Little did I know…”

2. Henry Blake From M*A*S*H*

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“Henry Blake,” shared one. “The scene in the operating room. The actors weren’t told about it, just called back for one last scene shoot, and Radar walks in and tells them. The silence is amplified by the sounds of instruments still working. “Haunting.”It’s definitely one of the times TV comedies made us cry.

3. T-4 Medic Wade and Private Mellish From Saving Private Ryan

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Saving Private Ryan has two of the saddest, most brutally gut-wrenching deaths I’ve ever seen on screen in Wade and Mellish,” one admitted. “Wade is trying to talk the guys through his injury that goes from panic and terror to acceptance of his death as he cries out for his mother and says, ‘I want to go home?”

“Mellish is brutal for all the more uncomfortable and raw reasons you’d imagine. War is horrific. Young men are sent off to die, and their lives are cut short for no reason. It’s tragic and heartbreaking, and this is one of the only movies to nail that feeling.”

4. Artax From The Neverending Story

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“The worst part is he doesn’t just drown,” someone stated. “He straight up decides to give up living.” Another shared, “In the book, Artax can talk, which makes his death a bit worse, hearing him give up.” “Artax was traumatizing at a young age,” a third user confessed. 

5. Wolverine in Logan

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“Wolverine in Logan, that was such a great ending to his story, but damn if it wasn’t sad,” one user admitted. “That whole movie was so tragic. Every five minutes, there was an oof scene. A minor detail that gets me is that he died so close to the border but never returned home. Ouch,” shared another. 

6. CT-5555 From The Clone Wars

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“Fives,” one Star Wars fan confessed. He was close to stopping order 66, but nobody would believe him.” Another shared, “His warning saved Rex and Snips.” “The line, ‘Good soldiers follow orders,’ gives me chills, ” another admitted.

7. Wilson From Cast Away

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“Wilson from Cast Away destroys me,” shared one. “My GOD, I’d never cried over anything like that stupid volleyball.” Another confessed, “Gotta admit I cried the first time I saw this scene. It just goes to show how well done the movie is.”

8. Gwen Stacy From The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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One said, “Gwen Stacy – hitting the floor. As a die-hard Spider-Man fan since childhood, I knew it was coming, and I’m so glad they incorporated her death into the film because it’s one of the defining moments for Peters’s character in the comics, but that didn’t make it any easier to watch.”

9. Sam the Dog From I Am Legend

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Someone nominated “The dog in I Am Legend.” “Sam was the best dog,” another agreed. “His only friend in the whole world! Dang, that scene is sad,” a third added. 

10. Glenn Rhee From The Walking Dead

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“Glenn from The Walking Dead. He’s looking over at Maggie as he was dying destroyed me,” someone confessed. “I saw a tweet on Twitter the other day with the viewing stats from The Walking Dead seasons over the years. After Glenn’s death, they dropped nearly five million viewers in the following week’s episode. Insane.” 

We hope you enjoyed this Reddit picks list of fictional character deaths that will rip your heart out.

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10 Crazy Conspiracy Theories People Believe To Be 100% True About Movies

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Have you heard any fascinating conspiracy theories about the most influential films in Hollywood? I had listened to a few but found a fun online post asking for examples. So here are the top-voted responses for your entertainment.

10 Awful Movies People Love and Savor


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What movie do you enjoy that you will 100% agree is such a bad movie that it’s good? I’ll go first and admit I love the Twilight saga. All five movies, soundtracks, and instrumental movie scores are a part of my life. But I know it’s terrible. After someone asked the internet for other examples of these films, these are the top-voted movies. 

10 Worst Characters in the Twilight Saga Ranked

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It’s time for a good dose of Twilight hate. What is it about this saga that fans love to hate so much? Could it be the weird story, mediocre acting, or Bella’s stupid twitchy face? Whatever it is, fans love to bash their favorite films, and today, they’ve ranked the top ten worst characters from the books and movies for your giggling pleasure. 

12 Best Stephen King Adaptations Close to the Source Material

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Are you a Stephen King fan searching for his best movie adaptions? You’ve got company. Someone recently asked, “Is there a consensus on the best Stephen King adaptation? I know there have been some stinkers. But in terms of the actual best and sticking to the source material, which are they?” Here are the top-voted movies.

This article originally appeared on The Cents of Money.

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