Grey's Anatomy's Latest Death: How Does It Rank Against Other TV Kills?

Grey's Anatomy Derek Dead

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.

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.

This season alone has been a veritable small-screen bloodbath, with fan-favorite characters from shows like Revenge, Sleepy Hollow and Chicago Fire arriving at bloody, premature ends.

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?