Skip To Content

    Here Are 17 Character Deaths That I Still Cry About

    I just started crying again.

    1. Mufasa, The Lion King

    Walt Disney Pictures

    Do I even need to explain this? His brother MURDERED him. He was caught in a stampede. Disney, this was fucked up. We'll never forgive you.

    2. Jack Dawson, Titanic

    Paramount Pictures

    Look, this was fucking sad, we all agree. But before you even start, NO, HE COULD NOT HAVE FIT ON THE DAMN FLOATING DOOR. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN TOO SUBMERGED IN THE FREEZING WATER. DON'T DO THIS TO US AGAIN. Anyway, RIP Jack.

    3. Bambi's innocent mother, Bambi

    Walt Disney Pictures

    If this didn't make you consider vegetarianism, IDK what will. Who didn't cry during this scene? I'm scared of you if you didn't.

    4. Dobby, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

    Warner Bros. Studios

    If you read the books, you found out in 2007, and then you had to relive it onscreen in 2010. It's only been about seven years, and the wounds on our hearts are still very fresh. We <3 you, Dob.

    5. And, obviously Professor Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    Warner Bros. Studios

    This just...hurt. It was a punch to the gut, and done by someone we sort-of trusted at the time. Just *thinking* about the students pointing their wands to the sky makes my lip tremble. God, here we go again.

    6. And OH YEAH, SIRIUS FREAKING BLACK, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    Warner Bros. Studios

    **Harry finally finds a parental figure, parental figure dies within two books.** WHY??!??!

    7. Meg, Hercules

    Walt Disney Pictures

    Yeah, OK, she didn't ~stay~ dead or whatever, but they still put us through a lot with the whole death scene. Remember how it felt when you thought she was for sure dead AF? Meg was a hero. She was just like us! Except a cartoon, and effortlessly cool. And then she DIED! While saving Herc's life. It's so beautiful you could just...cry.

    8. Marissa Cooper, The O.C.


    Yeah, if you don't think this was as sad as you remember, I dare you to listen to the song "Hallelujah" by Imogen Heap. Good fucking luck.

    9. Prue Halliwell, Charmed

    The WB

    The three sisters had escaped death so many times that it just didn't seem...real. But it became very real when Piper kept trying to figure out how to bring her back to life. MY GOD, it hurt.

    10. Thomas J, My Girl

    Columbia Pictures

    If this were a ranking, this might be #1. This hurt so bad. Why did this happen? Those damn bees. I know the bees are dying and we need to save them, but I am very mad at them right now thinking about this death.

    11. Jen, Dawson's Creek

    The WB

    She died NEXT TO GRAMS! 😭 😭 Jen didn't deserve this. She left behind a daughter. This was so damn sad I can't breathe thinking about it.

    12. Babe's mother, Babe

    Universal Pictures

    You know what? Animals in movies should never die. New rule. I know we didn't see it, but we had to hear Babe describe how his mother called all of her children "Babe." This was so sad and I think I stopped eating bacon for a solid month, minimum.

    13. Keith Scott, One Tree Hill

    The CW

    Killed by HIS OWN BROTHER. While trying to save the lives of students. I mean, wow. Keith of all people? C'mon.

    14. And also Quentin, One Tree Hill

    The CW
    The CW

    WHY THE HELL DID THIS HAVE TO HAPPEN?? HUH?? You guys, I just cried searching for this picture. I can't.

    15. JT, Degrassi

    Bell Media


    16. Casper, even though he was already dead, in Casper

    Universal Pictures

    OK, yes, he was already dead at the beginning of the movie. But that moment of realization you had after he came to life and then went back to ghost form. Jesus. It was heartbreaking!

    17. Joyce Summers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    The WB

    Buffy screaming for her mother to wake up will never not give me goosebumps and leave me an emotional wreck for a solid week. God, this was hard.

    Nostalgia Trip

    Take a trip down memory lane that’ll make you feel nostalgia AF

    Newsletter signup form