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Tell Us What Was The Saddest Movie Character Death Of 2023

[Redacted] dying in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, for sure.

Often, far after you've turned the TV off or left the movie theater, the thing that lingers longest about a film you've just seen is the tragedy of the character or characters that died in it. It's heartbreaking to watch someone who you've spent a good chunk of time getting to know die on screen. And 2023 had its fair share of character deaths that are just too much to bear. We're curious about which ones stood out for you.

🚨 FYI, there are major spoilers below and in the comments. 🚨

For example, it was unsettling to watch countless members of the Osage tribe be murdered in the film Killers of the Flower Moon, which was based on real killings in the 1920s.

body in the river

Perhaps you're jarred from seeing Alberto Reyes (Damián Alcázar) die in Blue Beetle in front of his family.

two characters holding hands as they sit at a table

Or maybe the many tributes who die in the arena in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

person dragging a long curtain behind them

And just because you knew you were watching a horror film doesn't mean the gruesome death you witnessed was easy to stomach, like Cocaine Bear.

person with blood crying and pointing a gun

...as I'm to understand. I haven't seen the film just yet.

bear growling in the woods

But have you? And what other films did you see this year? We'd like to know in the comments below which character's deaths from films released in 2023 are (and will forever) be on your mind and why. Your response may be included in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post.