11 of the Most Brutal Deaths in Sitcom History
Ah, the tragedy of life. We all know it too well. It’s a tragic truth that, no matter how hard we try, death can come for us at any moment. We can try to prepare ourselves, but it’s often unexpected and always heartbreaking. This list is a tribute to some of the most iconic and heartbreaking deaths in sitcom history. From Frank Grimes’ fatality in The Simpsons, to Dan Conner’s shocker in Roseanne, to Mike Delfino’s untimely passing in Desperate Housewives, these are the moments that have stuck with us.
We also remember the futile optimism of Blackadder Goes Forth, the sudden passing of Henry Blake from M*A*S*H, the off-screen deaths of Davey and others in Scrubs, the unexpected death of Nicholas Colasanto in Cheers, and BoJack Horseman’s neglect leading to Sarah Lynn’s death. Finally, we remember the Sesame Street episode that taught us all about death when Mr. Hooper passed away. These are the moments that will stay with us forever, and this list is a reminder of the power of sitcoms to make us bawl after they’ve made us laugh.