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The Saddest Fictional Deaths Ever

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“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.

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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.

Without further ado, KEEP READING for our picks of some of the saddest fictional deaths out there.