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Remembering all the characters who didn't survive 2017

The Walking Dead
1 of 66 Gene Page/AMC

Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs), The Walking Dead

Though Carl might not officially die until next year, he revealed in the Season 8A finale that he was bitten by a walker when he and Saddiq were ambushed in the woods during the All Out War.

2 of 66 Gene Page/AMC

Sasha (Sonequa Martin), The Walking Dead

Sasha ingested a cyanide pill in order to turn herself into a walker so that she could attack Negan and avenge Abraham's death. After her plan was foiled, Maggie and Jesus tracked her down and Maggie tearfully stabbed her in the head.

3 of 66 AMC

Shiva, The Walking Dead

Shiva was devoured by Walkers as she tried to save her master, Ezekiel.

4 of 66 CMT

Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton), Nashville

Rayna died in the hospital of complications following a car crash.

5 of 66 Giovanni Rufino/CBS

Linda Reagan (Amy Carlson), Blue Bloods

Linda was killed offscreen in a helicopter crash while airlifting a patient.

6 of 66 History

Sigurd "Snake in the Eye" (David Lindstrom), Vikings

Sigurd died after his youngest brother, Ivar, threw an axe into his stomach.

7 of 66 Colleen Hayes/The CW

Michael Cordero (Brett Dier), Jane the Virgin

Though being shot by Sin Rostro didn't kill him right away, Michael later collapsed and died from an aortic dissection after his blood pressure spiked, a side effect of the shooting.

8 of 66 The CW

Anezka Archuletta (Yael Grobglas), Jane the Virgin

Anezka was murdered by a (for now) mysterious killer who staged her death to make it look like she hanged herself.

9 of 66 Showtime

Peter Quinn (Rupert Friend), Homeland

Quinn died in a hail of bullets, after he drove his car into a group of armed soldiers in order to protect Carrie and President Keane.

10 of 66 Sonja Flemming/CBS

Stephen Walker (Damon Gupton), Criminal Minds

Stephen died from injuries he sustained when Mr. Scratch launched an attack on the team's SUVs.

11 of 66 JoJo Whilden/Netflix

Desmond "Desi" Piscatella (Brad William Henke), Orange Is the New Black

Litchfield's cruelest guard was killed as he attempted to surrender during the prison riot, by an overeager young police officer who accidentally shot him in the head.

12 of 66 Netflix

Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford), 13 Reasons Why

Hannah's suicide by slitting her wrist is the central event in Netflix's 13 Reasons Why.

13 of 66 Netflix

Jeff Atkins (Brandon Larracuente), 13 Reasons Why

Jeff was killed in a car crash that occurred after one of his classmates knocked down a stop sign.

14 of 66 Showtime

Monica Gallagher (Annabelle Apsion), Shameless

Monica died shortly after telling her estranged husband Frank that she has a brain aneurysm she likely got from an infected needle.

15 of 66 AMC

Gordon Clark (Scoot McNairy), Halt and Catch Fire

Though his death wasn't shown onscreen, Gordon died after suffering a stroke due to chronic toxic encephalopathy.

16 of 66 The CW

Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman), Arrow

After his daughter Thea stepped on a landmine, Malcolm sacrificed his own life by taking her place on it, later detonating it in order to kill Digger and members of Talia al Ghul's cult.

17 of 66 The CW

Samantha Clayton (Anna Hopkins), Arrow

Samantha died from injuries she sustained when Adrian committed suicide and destroyed the island where she was looking for her son.

18 of 66 PBS

Mary Watson (Amanda Abbington), Sherlock

Though fans debate whether Mary's actually dead, she appears to have been killed after she intercepted a bullet intended for Sherlock.

19 of 66 Hilary Bronwyn Gayle/HBO

Perry Wright (Alexander Skarsgaard), Big Little Lies

The abusive husband and rapist was pushed down a flight of stairs by Bonnie.

20 of 66 The CW

Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley), The Vampire Diaries

Stefan has "died" multiple times on The Vampire Diaries, but his final fate in the series finale came when he sacrificed himself to being burned alive in order to kill Katherine Pierce and allow Damon and Elena to live happily ever after.

21 of 66 The CW

Lorenzo "Enzo" St. John (Michael Malarkey), The Vampire Diaries

Enzo forced his enemy Stefan to kill him by pulling away after Stefan grabbed onto his heart.

22 of 66 Ben King/HBO

Matt Jamison (Christopher Eccleston), The Leftovers

Matt died offscreen during the 15-year time jump after battling cancer, but was reunited with Nora in the series finale.

23 of 66 Jan Thijs/CBS

Captain Philippa Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh), Star Trek: Discovery

Captain Georgiou was killed by the Klingon leader T'Kuvma as she tried to capture him on his ship at the start of the Klingon-Federation war.

24 of 66 Netflix

D'Artagnan, Stranger Things

"Dart," Dustin's "Demodog" from the Upside Down, died when Eleven closed the portal to the alternate world.

25 of 66 Netflix

Bob Newby (Sean Astin), Stranger Things

Bob is killed by demodogs in Hawkins Lab after he volunteers to go turn on the electricity.

26 of 66 Jessica Miglio/HBO

Hermie (Colin Quinn), Girls

Ray found his boss dead on a couch in his apartment.

27 of 66 Eric McCandless/Freeform

Wren Kingston (Julian Morris), Pretty Little Liars

Wren was killed by his girlfriend Alex because he refused to see her as her twin sister, Spencer.

28 of 66 The CW

Crowley (Mark Sheppard), Supernatural

The demon Crowley committed suicide, sacrificing himself with an angel blade in a ritual that would seal Lucifer in an alternate reality.

29 of 66 Michael Desmond/AMC

Travis Manawa (Cliff Curtis), Fear the Walking Dead

After Travis rescued Luciana, their helicopter was shot at and he sustained life-threatening injuries. In order to keep Luciana safe, he committed suicide by leaping out of the aircraft.

30 of 66 Richard Foreman/AMC

Ofelia Salazar (Mercedes Masohn), Fear the Walking Dead

Ofelia died after being bitten by a Walker, and then was shot in the head by Daniel in order to prevent her from reanimating.

31 of 66 MTV

Deucalion (Gideon Emery), Teen Wolf

Deucalion died after being shot several times when he, Scott and Malia were attacked by a group of hunters.

32 of 66 Myles Aronowitz/Starz

Raina St. Patrick (Donshea Hopkins), Power

Raina was fatally shot by crooked cop Ray Ray, whose intended target was her twin brother Tariq.

33 of 66 FX

Kai Anderson (Evan Peters), American Horror Story: Cult

Kai was shot in the head by Beverly Hope after escaping from prison.

34 of 66 Netflix

BOB (Frank Silva), Twin Peaks

"Killer Bob" was pulverized by Freddie Sykes after he attacked Dale Cooper.

35 of 66 Showtime

Margaret Lanterman, aka The Log Lady (Catherine E. Coulson), Twin Peaks

After Catherine E. Coulson died in real life four days after shooting her final Twin Peaks scenes, her character also succumbed to an illness on the show.

36 of 66 A&E

Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore), Bates Motel

Norman was fatally shot by his half-brother/cousin Dylan in self-defense.

37 of 66 Jeff Neumann/CBS

Donna Gable (Erinn Hayes), Kevin Can Wait

Perhaps the most controversial TV death of 2017, Donna was killed offscreen as an excuse for producers to fire Hayes and hire Leah Remini to replace her.

38 of 66 ABC

Belle French (Emilie de Ravin), Once Upon a Time

After multiple time jumps in Season 7, Belle succumbed to old age with Rumple by her side.

39 of 66 BBC

Missy (Michelle Gomez), Doctor Who

The Master shot Missy, his female incarnation, with a laser (not sonic) screwdriver to disable her regeneration after she pledges her loyalty to The Doctor.

40 of 66 BBC

Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie), Doctor Who

Though showrunner Steven Moffat claims Bill is not dead, The Twelfth Doctor's companion as we knew her is no more. After Bill was fatally shot by Jorj and converted into a Cyberman, her crush Heather turned her into sentient oil and they were last seen leaving to travel the universe together.

41 of 66 AMC

Chuck McGill (Michael McKean), Better Call Saul

Chuck (presumably) committed suicide by setting his house on fire when he was inside.

42 of 66 FOX

Tariq Cousins (Morocco Omari), Empire

Lucious Lyon's half-brother was stabbed in the neck by their mother in order to prevent Tariq from telling Lucious it was her who kidnapped his granddaughter.

43 of 66 Ken Woroner/BBC America

Siobhan Sadler, Orphan Black

"Mrs. S." was fatally shot by Ferdinand Chevalier.

44 of 66 David Bloomer/Starz

Geillis Duncan (Lotte Verbeek), Outlander

Geillis was burned at the stake in 1767 after being tried for being a witch.

45 of 66 Aimee Spinks/Starz

Frank Randall (Tobias Menzies), Outlander

Claire's modern-day husband was killed in a car accident in 1963.

46 of 66 Aimee Spinks/Starz

Jonathan "Black Jack" Randall (Tobias Menzies), Outlander

Frank's sadistic ancestor died in the Battle of Culloden.

47 of 66 The CW

Martin Stein (Victor Garber), Legends of Tomorrow

Martin was fatally shot by Nazis on Earth-X.

48 of 66 AT&T AUDIENCE Network

Nate Kulina (Nick Jonas), Kingdom

Shortly after coming out to his father, Nate got into an altercation with a bouncer, during which he was fatally shot.

49 of 66 NBC

William Hill (Ron Cephas Jones), This Is Us

William succumbed to his stomach cancer after taking a road trip to Memphis with Randall.

50 of 66 ABC

Beth and Peter MacLeish (Lara Jean Chorostecki and Ashley Zukerman), Designated Survivor

Moments before Hannah Wells was going to arrest Peter for his role in the conspiracy, Beth shot her husband and then turned the gun on herself.

51 of 66 ABC

Patrick Lloyd (Terry Serpico), Designated Survivor

The terrorist leader was killed in a drone strike on his bunker ordered by President Kirkman.

52 of 66 ABC

Alex Kirkman (Natasha McElhone), Designated Survivor

The First Lady didn't survive a car crash in which the vehicle she was riding in was sideswiped and totaled.

53 of 66 Ali Goldstein/Showtime

Abby Donovan (Paula Malcolmson), Ray Donovan

Abby's daughter and brother-in-law assisted with her suicide after she opted to stop cancer treatments after learning that she wasn't selected for a clinical trial.

54 of 66 USA Network

Joanna Wellick (Stephanie Corneliussen), Mr. Robot

Joanna was fatally shot by her former lover Derek after she convinced him to give false testimony that Sharon Knowles was murdered by her husband Scott.

55 of 66 FOX

Paul Kellerman (Paul Adelstein), Prison Break

Secret Service Agent Kellerman was shot in the head by Van Gogh.

56 of 66 Virginia Sherwood/NBC

Mr. Kaplan (Susan Blommaert), The Blacklist

After Red Reddington refused to kill her, Mr. Kaplan took her own life by jumping off a bridge.

57 of 66 Will Hart/NBC

Tom Keen (Ryan Eggold), The Blacklist

Tom was killed by mysterious men who attacked him and Liz in their home, just as he was preparing to tell her what he had learned about the skeleton in the suitcase.

58 of 66 Netflix

Tom Yates (Paul Sparks), House of Cards

Tom was killed by his lover Claire, who poisoned him and watched him succumb as they were having sex.

59 of 66 The CW

Jasper Jordan (Devon Bostick), The 100

After struggling for years with depression and PTSD, Jasper took his own life.

60 of 66 Bettina Strauss/The CW

Roan (Zach McGowan), The 100

Luna drowned Roan in a fountain during the Final Conclave.

61 of 66 Chris Haston/NBC

Rosario Salazar (Shelley Morrison), Will & Grace

Rosario died off-screen in the Will & Grace revival, during complications from surgery after falling at Karen's house.

62 of 66 NBC

Robert Borden (Ukweli Roach), Blindspot

After being exposed as the mole working in the FBI, Borden was shot by Patterson and put himself out of his misery by blowing up a bunch of propane tanks in the house where he was hiding.

63 of 66 The CW

Harrison "H.R." Wells (Tom Cavanaugh), The Flash

H.R. was killed by Savitar, who thought he was killing Iris.

64 of 66 HBO

Petyr Baelish, aka Littlefinger (Aiden Gillen), Game of Thrones

Littlefinger had his throat slit by Arya Stark, who was acting on the orders of her sister Sansa.

65 of 66 Helen Sloan/HBO

Olenna Tyrell (Diana Rigg), Game of Thrones

Olenna died after drinking poison given to her by Jaime Lannister, who wanted to spare her a violent death.

66 of 66 HBO

Viserion, Game of Thrones

Viserion was slayed by the Night King's spear, but later reanimated as a wight.