“I’ll Never Let Go” and 15 Other Heart-Wrenching Deaths From Fiction
WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD! Proceed with extreme caution.
Truth be told, Jack’s death scene from Titanic didn’t actually make it onto this list — that wasn’t sad, it was infuriating! He totally could have fit on that door.
But if you’re like me, sometimes sweatpants, a pint of ice cream, and 3 hours with the saddest book or movie you can find is just what you need on a Saturday night. There are too many tragic deaths from fiction to create a truly accurate list of the worst, but we’ve put together some that we found particularly sob-worthy.
Some interesting findings to mention from our research: Disney movies are a minefield of scarring death scenes; Tom Hanks is a freaking genius; robot deaths are sometimes sadder than human deaths; dog deaths are always sadder than human deaths; and William Shakespeare is arguably still the most relevant pop culture icon of all time.