Famous characters in popular TV shows can wreck our emotions. We get to know them. We start to love them. And then the writers and showrunners of said popular TV shows kill them off in brutal, sadistic fashion before our very eyes.
If you’re a fan of Joss Whedon or Steven Moffat, you know what we mean. On good shows, TV characters live and grow, and on plenty of popular TV shows, some of them die. It can be a traumatic experience for the unsuspecting viewer, and the only things that can ease the pain are time and ice cream … or an unexpected resurrection next season.
The past couple of seasons have been no exception, with plenty of popular TV shows killing off plenty of famous characters. Let’s take a look at four popular TV shows that have killed off famous characters.
(Note: The rest of this article contains spoilers for Family Guy, Sons of Anarchy, The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. If you’re catching up on any of these shows, turn back now!)