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2016 will be remembered as the year of self-sacrifice. Many were the heroes and heroines who died to save other characters, while the lives of some came to a tragic end as victims of a cruel fate. In addition there were a couple of villains who received a blow of their own karma.

These are the 10 most shocking deaths on television this year:

10. Pablo Escobar in Narcos


Obituary: Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura) died in a shootout against police forces after escaping from prison and evading capture for months. His death was no surprise to those familiar with his story or to those who saw the marketing campaign of the second season of Narcos that warned his death in the second season. However, the death of Pablo Escobar was shocking in the sense that will forever change the dynamics of production in its third season. The Escobar legacy includes turning drug trafficking into a multimillion-dollar industry, as well as building homes for the poor and a trail of hundreds of deaths.

9.D.  MacKenzie in the Outlander

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Obituary: Dougal Mackenzie (Graham McTavish), leader of Clan Mackenzie, was stabbed to death by his nephew, Jamie Fraser (Sam Hueghan). Mackenzie tried in the first instance to assassinate Fraser after hearing him and his wife Claire planning the poisoning of Prince Charles in the hope that his death would avoid Culloden’s battles. But it all changed when Fraser wounded him to death by defending himself. Mackenzie left a large legacy of recognized and unacknowledged children.

8. Lexa in The 100


Obituary: Lexa (Alycia Debnam Carey), commander of the Grounders, died of a shot a little after consummating its relation with Clarke (Eliza Taylor). Lexa’s death was an accident; The author of the shot, Titus, wanted to assassinate Clarke. Lexa will be remembered for her leadership and her quest for peace. Lexa was resurrected briefly at the end of the third season, when Clarke saw her in the City of Light. Clarke declared his love to her and Lexa nobly sacrificed herself to save her.

7. Barb Holland in Stranger Things


Obituary: Barb Holland (Shannon Purser), Nancy’s best friend and lens nerd (Natalia Dyer) died when the monster that was terrorizing the other side abducted her to her nest in the other dimension. The monster detected Barb’s presence in Steve’s pool after smelling his blood after being cut with a beer can. Barb was a loyal friend to the end. He was waiting for Nancy when fate took his life.

6. Vanessa Ives in Penny Dreadful


Obituary: Vanessa Ives (Eva Green), medium, witch, and vampire hunter, died of a gunshot wound. Ives asked the werewolf Ethan Hawke (Josh Hartnett) to assassinate her to save London from the clutches of Dracula. “My battle must end,” he said. “You know. Or there will never be peace on earth. ” They kissed each other before their life came to an end. Eventually this end of season ended up becoming the fin of the series, after Penny Dreadful was canceled.

5. Poussey Washington in Orange is the New Black


Obituary: Library assistant, daughter and prisoner, died asphyxiated during a protest. While her friend Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” (Uzo Aduba) suffered a panic attack at a rally in Litchfield’s cafeteria, a guard threw her to the floor and pressed her knee to Poussey’s neck until she died. Her best friend Taystee (Danielle Brooks) ran to her rescue, but it was too late to save her. The circumstances of the death of Poussey were concealed by the administration of the prison, reason why their friendly began a fight in form of protest by the horrible injustice committed.

4. Laurel Lance in Arrow


Obituary: Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy), also known as Black Canary, a lawyer and vigilante superhero, died after Damien Dahrk (Neal McDonough) stabbed her with one of the arrows of Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell). It seemed that he was going to survive on medical treatment at first, but shortly after telling Oliver that he was the love of his life, he passed away. After Laurel’s death, Oliver Queen informed Star City residents that she was Black Canary, so she would be recognized for her heroism. Lance lives, in one form, on Earth 2 as Black Siren.

3. Abbie Mills in Sleepy Hollow



Obituary: Lieutenant, sister and co-star Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie), died as she entered the Pandora’s Box. Mills was sacrificed so Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) and his sister Jenny (Lydie Greenwood) survived. As he and Jenny struggled to rescue their soul from Pandora, they discovered that she was really dead. The spirit of Abbie made a final visit and stated “Our job was to advance our mission. My mission is over. ” This is how Abbie left the fiction and the followers of the series were furious at not believing that the series intends to continue without one of its two main characters.

2. Hodor in Game of Thrones


Obituary: Hodor (Kristian Nairn), giant, protector and man of few words knew the death at the hands of the white walkers. He died heroically, sacrificing himself to save Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) and Meera (Ellie Kendrick), by keeping the door to his lair open as they fled. In a very tragic way, the followers of Game of Trones learned that Hodor could only say one word, Hodor, in the episode. During the attack of white walkers, Bran accidentally encountered a younger version of Hodor, known as Wylis. Wylis heard Meera in the future scream “keep the door open” and repeated the sentence until you know its fatal outcome.

1. Glenn Rhee in The Walking Dead


Obituary: Glenn Rhee (Steven Yeun), a beloved husband, loyal friend, murderer of Walker and a former pizza delivery man, died of multiple injuries from Negan’s (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) blows with a baseball bat covered with wires plectrum. Negan had already murdered another member of Glenn’s team, but the precipitous act of Abraham (Michael Cudlitz) and Daryl (Norman Reedus) caused Negan to make the decision to kill Glenn. His last words to his pregnant wife were: “Maggie, I’ll find you.”


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