Lawd Why! 15 Fictional Deaths We Never Got Over

April 5, 2013 ‐ By Iva Anthony

It’s happened to the best of us. Sometimes a character’s death strikes an emotional chord in us and we can’t help but shed a tear over a person –or animal– that only lived on screen. Here are 15 of those characters who we’re still mourning.

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Bambi’s mom

In the 1942 animated classic film Bambi, a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed fawn frolicked in the first snowfall of the season unaware that his world was about to change. This was Bambi’s first winter so his mother stuck closely to his side. Imagine Bambi’s horror when a hunter shot and killed his beloved mom right before his innocent eyes. Thankfully, Bambi had the love and support of his father, the Great Prince of the Forest, and his best friend, a rabbit named Thumper, to help him through the loss of his mother.

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  • Hannah Wisdom

    Sirius Black

  • Cheryl

    Ooh when Dr. Greene died on ER…that hurt me to the core. I cried like a baby. I still get teary eyed when I hear that ukelele version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”

  • Pete Habel

    Why were Dan & Roseanne a “white trash couple”? They both struggled and worked, didn’t sit on their asses and collect the next welfare check. They paid off their mortgage and owned their own home. Raised a slew of kids and not one of them was pregnant by 14 or hooked on heroine! They didn’t have any money in the bank but then again who really does? They were lower middle class much like the largest % of the population living paycheck to paycheck. It was a comical TV show which showed the struggles that typical Americans go through…. I don’t see the “white trash” association. The characters where white but that’s as far as it goes…..

  • Guest

    Why were Dan & Roseanne a “white trash couple”? They both struggled and worked, didn’t lazily sit on their asses and collect the next welfare check. They didn’t have any money in the bank but then again who really does? They were lower middle class much like the largest % of the population living paycheck to paycheck.

  • Earthspirit1

    What…no Annie Johnson , actress Juanita Moore (RIP) character in Imitation of Life?!?!

  • Janette

    Jeez people, crack a book (the death is in George R.R. Martin’s book).

  • millli

    Mike Delfino.. Desperate Housewives…

  • adrienne michelle

    What about Caine’s death in Menace II Society?? He was just about to get his life together!!! But James death on Good Times and Mufasa’s death in Lion King always get to me

  • candy

    It was King Robert, not Richard. Richard was an actual king.

  • candy

    It was King Robert, not Richard. Richard was an actual king.

  • trek_rider

    What about Bobby Simone and Sylvia Costas from NYPD Blue? Or Laura Roslin on Battlestar Galactica?
    BTW, Charlotte was an arachnid, not an insect!

    • Janette

      Ohh, that Bobby Simone one wrecked me.

  • KW

    It’s king ROBERT from Game of Thrones, not Richard…Damn! Damn! Damn!

  • Oh

    Colonel Henry Blake from M*A*S*H*, when Radar came into the operating room with the news his plane crashed on the way home.

  • gelakim

    How about Opie from Sons of Anarchy?? I freakin’ bawled like I knew him from back in the day! horrible…

  • Still not over mufasa though. I quit watching nyu after torres died i couldn’t handle it lol. And I’m mad i watched Roseanne all those years and never knew dan did smh. Still can’t watch bambi lol.

  • wow this list left of some very good ones like 1. opie from sons of anarchy, 2. shelby in steel magnolias, 3. alaric vampire dairies 4. jeremy vampire daries, 5. walsh firefly,6. edman cold mountain,7. sam elliot in road house,8.albert little house on the pairie 9.kris krisofferson in the rose, 10. buck, married with children. i am sure we could make a list of about 100 but opies from sons of anarchy had to be the worse for me ever.

    • ItalianMom

      The Opie scene had me audibly sobbing. It sounded as if I was choking I’m sure. They had me screwed up since the previous death of Tig’s daughter Dawn. That actress has upset me twice by dying, once on Sons of Anarchy and then on Supernatural when it looks like the end of Meg. I’ll be surprised if they didn’t mention Khal Drogo from Game of Thrones, because the events surrounding his death were so sad. I need to finish the list instead of reading comments.

  • Chauni R.

    How about Carolyn Carmichael (the mom from Crooklyn)? Her death came out of nowhere. In one scene Woody is telling the kids that their mom has cancer and in the next Joseph is talking about Carolyn’s funeral. Sheesh!

  • Natasha T

    What about Ricky from Boyz N The Hood?

  • lis

    Mufasa is defintely up there for me lol, just watched it yesterday

  • IAJS

    what about anyone from set it off? I cried when queen died, or big momma from soul food? Or salena, who can keep a dry eye when salena died

    • Ashcakes

      Salena wasn’t is fictional character

      • IAJS

        true, I got caught up in the sad death part thank goodness the a**hole in you pointed out the obvious. Thanks!

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  • BobbyBrownsUnhingedLowerJaw

    what? no Stringer from the Wire!???

  • navronis

    Imitation of Life … when the mom died n the ungrateful daughter finally realized she had treated her mom like crap… but it was too late! I cried like my own mama died. I was little when I saw this and still distraught.

  • Layla

    The only spider I ever liked was Charlotte!

  • Tha Real Hamia

    Im still hurting about Wallace and Bodie from the wire.

  • Troker

    Eddard Stark and Bruce Willis had me shedding tears but MUFASA…that was the one that messed me up.

  • badboy4life

    I was fvckn sick when Bodie was killed, and even more-so when Omar was taken out…them kats was gangsta on the Wire

  • Youngin

    What about Kaydee (Caine) from Menace II Society? I was so upset that he didn’t make it to the new life he was preparing to live, but he did it to save little Anthony.

  • Dee

    Mufasa was ruler of the PRIDE LANDS tho…. aint no jungles in Africa…

  • Gigi

    Enjoyed this list MN. Very entertaining. I stopped watching ER after Dr. Greene died. I believe he was the last of the original cast of doctors.

  • toonmili

    I was shocked by Eddard Stark, Matthew Crawley but Dr. Green was most tragic portrayal of death on a TV show. It felt like someone I knew really died. Great writing.

    • Keisha Samoht

      i like how they did it too, but it made me tear up when they got the letter from his wife that he died.

  • firefly

    Still to this day, I can’t watch lion king…..I just can’t Lol and I’m 27 sheesh….I’m about to cry just thinking about it =(

  • Precious

    Bambi’s mom though lol, sad! But Cochise and Dan were the ones that are still tear jerkers for me to this day! lol I never knew Torres and Omar were killed off though! Never seen those episodes, that would have sucked too. They left too many off the list though. Why not Raheim from ‘Juice’, (why, why, why Bishop!), Rick ‘Boyz N The Hood’, Radio Raheim ‘Do the Right Thing’, G-Money ‘New Jack City’. Just as devastating! lol

  • My dawg Mufasa

    When Mufasa died tho.. Real thug tears man

  • CoCo Lee

    What about Sister from the Original Sparkle??? or Rickey from Boyz n the Hood??

    • Keisha Samoht

      Sister upset me… i got mad as if Sister was my sister.

  • NeaJ

    Torres being killed off of ‘New York Undercover’ was the demise of that show. Without that duo, it was no longer worth watching. And I still get teary-eyed every time I see the episode of ‘Good Times’ when James died. Damn! Damn! Daaamn!! :'(

    • Keisha Samoht

      yeah i was watching reruns and saw that they added Tommy from Martin after Torres was killed off… i tried to watch the episode but Tommy kept distracting me… I kept saying i thought Tommy aint have no job? and the plot was boring…

  • Kim

    I was shocked when Bobby Singer from Supernatural was killed off. I cried like I lost my favorite uncle.

  • Keisha Samoht

    I was gone trip if y’all aint have Dr. Greene on here. His and Lucy (Kellie Martin) deaths were the saddest deaths on the show. Not counting the crazy way Dr. Ramano was killed off… They just dont make TV like that anymore; unless Chicago Fire can hold it down…

  • Mia

    I can’t believe yall left off the brother in Boyz in the hood, The daughters death in Steel Magnolias (Queen Latifah had me clutching my pearls as I reached for the kleenex box!) Blasphemous!

    • SheBe

      Yes! “Come on Rick wake up!” Ricky was TRAGIC!

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    • Dee

      YES! And what about Jack Dawson in Titanic?