20 Most Shocking TV Deaths From The Past Year

Sun, September 30, 2012 8:40am EST by 12 Comments
Posted Sun, September 30, 2012 8:40am EST

Browse our gallery of the dearly departed & vote for the ones you’ll miss the most this season! (Huge spoiler alerts, obviously.)

As we brace ourselves for the fall 2012 TV season, HollywoodLife.com is taking a look back at some of the beloved characters we lost over the past year from shows like The Vampire DiariesGrey’s Anatomy and Once Upon A Time.

In case you don’t remember how some of these ghostly faces became so ghostly, here’s a breakdown of all 20 characters, most with recaps of their final episodes.

Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) on The CW’s The Vampire Diaries — Recap of Elena’s death

Mark Sloan (Eric Dane) on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy Recap of Mark’s death

Opie (Ryan Hurst) on FX’s Sons of Anarchy Recap of Opie’s death

Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) on HBO’s True Blood Recap of Bill’s death

Lexie Grey (Chyler Leigh) on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy Recap of Lexie’s death

Maya St. Germain (Bianca Lawson) on ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars Recap of Maya’s death

Mike Delfino (James Denton) on ABC’s Desperate Housewives Recap of Mike’s death

Lane Pryce (Jared Harris) on AMC’s Mad Men

Alaric Saltzman (Matthew Davis) on The CW’s The Vampire Diaries — Recap of Alaric’s death

Dan Scott (Paul Johansson) on The CW’s One Tree Hill — Recap of Dan’s death

Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe) on ABC’s Revenge Recap of Victoria’s (possible) death

Sheriff Graham (Jamie Dornan) on ABC’s Once Upon A Time Recap of Graham’s death

Renley Baratheon (Gethin Anthony) on HBO’s Game of Thrones Recap of Renley’s death

Matt (Stephen Lunsford) on MTV’s Teen Wolf Recap of Matt’s death

Mrs. Argent (Eaddy Mays) on MTV’s Teen Wolf Recap of Mrs. Argent’s death

Raj (Manish Dayal) on The CW’s 90210 Recap of Raj’s death

The entire Harmon family on FX’s American Horror Story

Tyler Barrol (Ashton Holmes) on ABC’s Revenge Recap of Tyler’s death

Derek Rogers (Ben Elliott) on ABC Family’s The Lying Game Recap of Derek’s death

Percy Rose (Xander Berkeley) on The CW’s Nikita

Which TV death(s) shocked you the most this year? Cast your votes below, then drop a comment with your eulogies.

— Andy Swift