All 235 Dead Lesbian and Bisexual Characters On TV, And How They Died

Texas Longford, Hollyoaks (2013)

Cause of Death: Shoved out a window on her wedding day by her husband.


Tina Patterson, Boss (2013)

Cause of Death: Murdered by order of Chicago’s mayor in order to destroy her girlfriend’s campaign.


Collen Donaghy, 30 Rock (2013)


Lucy & Alice, American Horror Story: Freakshow (2014)

Cause of death: Bludgeoned with an axe by a puppet controlled by Lucy’s husband, Chester, who was suffering from PTSD and upset they won’t have a threesome with him

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Jana Murphy, The Following (2014)

Cause of Death: Suicide

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Uriel, Dominion (2014)

Cause of Death: Air strike

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Lucy Westenra, Dracula (2014)

Cause of death: Killed (turned into a vampire) by Dracula for betraying her ex-best-friend by sleeping with her fiancé

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Ana and Teresa, Amar en Tiempos Revueltos (2014)

Cause of death: Originally given a happy ending in 2012. The show was sold to another network and came back as “Amar es Para Siempre,” and viewers then learned that Ana and their son died in a fire, and Teresa died in the hospital as a result of injuries from the fire.

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Claire Bennet, Heroes Reborn (2014)

Cause of death: Died in childbirth from cardiac arrest from a traumatic seizure

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Victoria Hand, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (2014)

Cause of death: Gunshot wound to the head

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Isabelle Hartley, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (2014)

Cause of death: Car accident, SUV was flipped by the Absorbing Man

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Catriona, Doctors (2014)

Cause of death: Suicide after being attacked in a hate crime

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Nadia Petrova, The Vampire Diaries (2014)

Cause of death: Werewolf venom

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Reyna Flores, Matador (2014)

Cause of death: Shot

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Tara Thornton, True Blood (2014)

Cause of death: Took a bullet for her best friend (2009). Was then made vampire. Meets the true death while attempting to protect her mother from an H-Vamp. (2014)

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Leslie Elizabeth Shay, Chicago Fire (2014)

Cause of death: Pipe collapse while fighting a fire

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Kenya Rosewater, Defiance (2014)

Cause of death: Poisoned by her lover

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Sara Lance, Arrow (2014) (Resurrected in 2015)

Cause of death: Three arrows to the chest, causing her to fall off a building

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Rose, Crossbones (2014)

Cause of death: Throat slit by her girlfriend

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Rachel Posner, House of Cards (2015)

Cause of death: Ran over by a man with an obsessive crush on her

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Elise Beaupré, Unité 9 (2015)

Cause of death: Cancer

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Tituba, Salem (2015)

Cause of death: Man sent a flock of crows after her to peck out her eyes and leave her for dead

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Jenna Dickerson, Supernatural (2015)

Cause of death: Neck broken by a man while she was possessed by a demon baby

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Kate, Last Tango in Halfiax (2015)

Cause of death: Hit by a car

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Natacha Rambova, American Horror Story: Hotel (2015)

Cause of death: Shot

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Destiny Rumaneck, Hemlock Grove (2015)

Cause of death: Hit her head on a glass coffee table during a violent confrontation with a man who then broke her neck.

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Adele, The Lizzie Borden Chronicles (2015)

Cause of death: Throat slit by Lizzie Borden

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Connie Ward, Home Fires (2015)

Cause of death: On a ship sunk by German U-Boats.

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Denise/Simone, Felizes Para Sempre? (2015)

Cause of death: Shot in the head

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Wendy Ross-Hogarth, Jessica Jones (2015)

Cause of death: Bludgeoned with a vase, fell and hit her head on a glass coffee table, was psychologically controlled by an evil man at the time

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Samantha Krueger, Ascension (2015)

Cause of death: Shot in the head

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Maddie Heath, Coronation Street (2015)

Cause of death: Building yard explosion, died in hospital
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Lillian Moss, Murdoch Mysteries (2015)

Cause of death: Shot by her ex-lover’s husband

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Tamsin, Lost Girl (2015)

Cause of death: Died while birthing a child conceived from rape

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Carolyn Hill, Under the Dome (2015)

Cause of death: Crushed to death in a collapsing tunnel

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Vivian, Mistresses (2015)

Cause of Death: Cancer

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Sam, Scream Queens (2015)

Cause of death: Suffocated by a serial killer in a red devil mask

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Sophia Varma, Blindspot (2015)

Cause of death: Asked her girlfriend to run away with her and then killed herself

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Sally, American Horror Story: Hotel (2015)

Cause of death: Pushed out a window

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Charlie, Supernatural (2015)

Cause of death: Stabbed by a Neo-Nazi who then dumped her body in a bathtub

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Rachael Murray, Scream (2015)

Cause of death: Thrown off a balcony by Ghostface, snapping her neck

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The Countess, American Horror Story: Hotel (2015)

Cause of death: Shot and then decapitated

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Ruby Haswell, Emmerdale (2015)

Cause of death: Helicopter Crash

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Zora, The Shannara Chronciles (2016)

Cause of death: Throat slit

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Rose/Sin Rostro, Jane the Virgin (2016) (Resurrected in 2016, Killed Again in 2019)

Cause of death: Strangled by the crime lord Mutter.

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Carla, Code Black (2016)

Cause of death: Cancer, shortly after giving birth

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Julie Mao, The Expanse (2016)

Cause of death: Infected by an alien pathogen

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Ash, Janet King (2016)

Cause of death: Shot, between seasons

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Lexa, The 100 (2016)

Cause of death: Shot in the stomach by a stray bullet

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Kira, The Magicians (2016)

Cause of Death: Paralyzed and kept alive in a vegetative state, she enables the spiritual growth of a white woman in another realm and then asks the white woman to kill her in real life, which she does.

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1,715 Comments

  1. Ruby knowby from ash vs the evil dead. In fact I think I’m their wiki she’s marked as having died twice.

    This also marks the 5th time that Lucy Lawless had died and appears on this list. Someone should tell her next time she represents to get it in her contract that her character survives the show

  2. Please take a second look at the circumstances of Kira’s death on The Magicians.

    Julia refused to kill her, as I recall. Kira’s counselor did, as a mercy killing.

    Also, it was ambiguous whether Kira was gay.

  3. [SPOILER ALERT]

    French TV show “Les Combattantes” (2022): Marguerite de Lancastel, shot on a battlefield during WWI while working as an ambulance driver and trying to rescue her wounded son.

    • [SPOILER ALERT] Of course, this is more of an “Anyone Can Die” trope, but she is the only main female character to die (the show is about four women during WWI), and the very next scene features a very straight plotline that – obviously – ends well. Sooo…

  4. CLEXA death is infuriating because it goes to show how debased sold out producers crew writers & directors have become.
    All knew plenty well about Fridging and Bury your gays tropes.
    So what do they do?
    Mix both in one slap in the face of fandom just to say:
    “See? we are in charge here.
    We re the ones calling the shots.
    Its not your call.
    We are Gods in our Olympus.
    Only White House Gods can challenge us.”
    Newsflash morons.
    Heroes can kill Gods.
    Luv & Thunder proved even mortal worshipers can become Gor Butchers.
    Your not even Gorrs let alone Gods.
    Even if u were.
    Remember what Wonder Diana did to Ares?
    Remember what Kratos did to Olympians?
    Remember what Winchester Bros did to Chuck?
    U definitively should watch competition shows to dim your hubris.
    Not to worry.
    Fandome came along in droves to remind u of wise saying:
    Hubris precedes the fall from Grace.
    Since u white relics of medieval times seem to appreciate old biblical values your supposed to heed to those sayings.
    Theyre wise cautionary tales much like sweet Jesus Paraboles.
    Then again i guess u powers that be are not much into New Testament save from Revelations & Rapture maybe.
    U re more like Old Testament & Judges type.
    Just remember that.
    If Rapture became reality fans complaininh bout your cruel misdeeds would be taken to Heavens and U re the ones who would be left behind to face the consequences of scorched hell on Earth of yer own making.
    Meditate on that before yer forced to be left dining on Ashes, literally.

  5. To the stars 2019, Maggie. She was in a relationship with the hairdresser, but… not sure she was killed. The ending isn’t clear is she dead or not ;)

  6. Is Peach from You open? She did kiss Becky and they were going to Paris before she was killed by Joe. But Becky didnt want, I guess…

  7. ***Spoilers for The Confessions of Frannie Langton***

    Frannie Langton, The Confessions of Frannie Langton (2022): Hanged
    Madame Marguerite Benham, The Confessions of Frannie Langton (2022): Opium Overdose

  8. Forgot one: Shirley MacLaine’s character in 1960’s movie she co-starred in with Audrey Hepburn, “The Children’s Hour.” She committed suicide by gun after confessing her love to Audrey H. character.

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