The Walking Dead deaths in order: Every major character who died in TWD

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes and Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes - The Walking Dead _ Season 6, Gallery - Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC
Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes and Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes - The Walking Dead _ Season 6, Gallery - Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC /

The Walking Dead has killed off a lot of its main characters over the years. Here are all of the major character deaths in order.

When yours truly first began watching The Walking Dead, a friend that recommended it told me not to get emotionally attached to any character. Looking back now, it’s easy to see why: Not many of the show’s characters made it that far.

The long-running zombie series kicked off on AMC back in 2010 and it has gone on to become one of the biggest TV shows in the world, launching a new franchise in the process. That franchise will continue to grow in the years ahead with three in-development spinoff shows set to continue the stories of five of the show’s main characters.

That means Daryl, Maggie, Negan, Rick and Michonne (and probably Carol) will survive The Walking Dead in spite of the fact that the show is coming to an end. Unfortunately, not every character on the show made it to the TWD series finale.

With the show’s conclusion here, let’s take a moment to look back at every major character death in The Walking Dead throughout its 11-season run. Buckle up, there are a lot!

*** This article contains MAJOR SPOILERS from The Walking Dead series finale. Don’t read on if you don’t want the finale spoiled for you! ***

Every major character death in The Walking Dead seasons 1 – 6

The AMC series began as Rick Grimes woke from a coma to discover that the dead walked the earth. From there, a never-ending adventure began for a group of survivors, as they came across allies, enemies, and hordes of the dead in a bid to stay alive. But not everyone was able to last in this world.

Here are the major character deaths from The Walking Dead‘s first six seasons.

  • Ed Peletier
  • Amy Harrison
  • Jim
  • Jacqui
  • Sophia Peletier
  • Dale Horvath
  • Shane Walsh
  • T-Dog
  • Lori Grimes
  • Merle Dixon
  • Milton
  • Andrea Harrison
  • Hershel Greene
  • The Governor, a.k.a. Brian
  • Bob Stookey
  • Gareth
  • Beth Greene
  • Dawn Lerner
  • Tyreese Williams
  • Noah
  • Reg Monroe
  • Pete Anderson
  • Deanna Monroe
  • Sam Anderson
  • Jessie Anderson
  • Ron Anderson
  • Denise Cloyd

The Walking Dead major deaths seasons 7 – 11

As The Walking Dead went on, it killed off less pivotal characters – both because the show needed to build more major and recurring characters, and with the survivors finding some semblance of safety in Alexandria, there were less run-ins with the dead. However, the introduction of Negan saw some of the most shocking deaths the show has ever done, and they didn’t stop there.

Here is every major death on TWD between seasons 7 and 11:

  • Abraham Ford
  • Glenn Rhee
  • Spencer Monroe
  • Sasha Williams
  • Carl Grimes
  • Simon
  • Gregory
  • Jesus
  • Tammy Rose Sutton
  • Tara Chambler
  • Henry
  • Enid
  • Ozzy
  • Alek
  • D.J.
  • Frankie
  • Rodney
  • Addy
  • Siddiq
  • Dante
  • Earl Sutton
  • Alpha
  • Beta
  • Gage
  • Pope
  • Brandon Carver
  • Alden
  • Leah Shaw
  • Sebastian Milton
  • Lance Hornsby
  • Jules
  • Luke
  • Rosita Espinosa

With The Walking Dead season 11 ongoing, and the series finale almost upon us, which other character names could be added to this list?

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Which character death hit you the hardest on The Walking Dead? Are you ready for the show to end with its series finale? Let us know in the comments below!