Grey’s Anatomy fans are in mourning Friday after losing Patrick Dempsey’s Dr. Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd in a brutal car crash less than 24 hours ago.
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And while we’d never attempt to downplay the gravity of a major character’s death, this certainly isn’t the first time Grey’s fans — or TV fans in general, for that matter — have been put through the proverbial wringer.
So how does the loss of Dr. Shepherd stack up against other recent offings? Browse our gallery of TV deaths — both from yesterday and yesteryear — below, then drop a comment: Which deaths have hit you the hardest?