Fans of The CW’s “The 100” have been recently outraged after a prominent LGBTQ character, Lexa (Alycia Debnam-Carey), was killed off this season. The out pouring of Internet hate even compelled showrunner Jason Rothenberg to send out a public apology for the death.
Check out a list of a few more heart-wrenching TV deaths that caught viewers by complete surprise.
Brian Griffin in ‘Family Guy’
When the family’s talking dog was killed off, there were petitions that immediately begged creator Seth McFarlane to bring him back from the dead — which he eventually did. The random killing tried to replace Brian with another dog, but it was proven unsuccessful.
J.T. Yorke in ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation”
J.T. (Ryan Cooley) was one of the original cast members, who was fatally stabbed by a student from a rival high school. The motive behind his death was jealousy that stemmed from J.T. dating a rival high school student’s ex-girlfriend Mia, who was played by Nina Dobrev. Years later, Dobrev suffered her own shocking TV death on The CW series “The Vampire Diaries.”
Omar in ‘The Wire’
Omar (Michael K. Williams) was the the man with the code, who just so happened to intimidate all of West Baltimore in the HBO drug series. The thing that was more shocking than his untimely demise was that he fell to an elementary school kid that got hold of a gun in a convenience store.
Opie in ‘Sons of Anarchy’
Opie (Ryan Douglas Hurst) was the heart of SAMCRO, but completely lost himself when his brothers accidentally killed his beloved wife instead of him. A fan favorite, Opie sacrificed himself for best friend and fellow brother of the patch Jax Teller (Chris Hunnam). His loyalty was within the motorcycle organization was immediately missed.
Uh, like half of the Stark family in ‘Game of Thrones’
When the main character of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” Ned Stark (Sean Bean) had his head chopped off, fans were rooting for the Warden of the North’s family to avenge his death by the sinister Lannisters. During their quest, his son Robb (Richard Madden), widow Catelyn (Michelle Fairley) and daughter-in-law Talisa (Oona Chaplin) were summoned to a bloodbath by a former friend of the family. The massacre was so sudden, fans were posting their outrage and dismay online.