All 215 Dead Lesbian and Bisexual Characters On TV, And How They Died

Denise, The Walking Dead (2016)

Cause of Death: Shot in the eye with a crossbow bolt by a man while she was in the middle of a sentence

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Nora and Mary Louise, The Vampire Diaries (2016)

Cause of Death: Suicide. They destroyed a magic sword together to prevent Nora from being forever trapped in it, knowing that destroying the sword would kill them both. They chose death rather than having to be apart with Nora trapped in the sword.

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Mimi Whiteman, Empire (2016)

Cause of Death: Poisoned by her wife, who was cheating on her and wanted her to hurry up and die of cancer

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Camilla, Empire (2016)

Cause of Death: Poisoned by her wife’s former business partner after poisoning her wife

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Cara Thomas, Marcella (2016)

Cause of Death: Hit and then run over by a car
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Pamela Clayborne, Saints & Sinners (2016)

Cause of Death: Shot by an intruder who was associated with the man her husband falsely accused her of having an affair with (she was actually having an affair with a woman).

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Felicity, The Catch (2016)

Cause of Death: Shot by a man she slept with after giving him information on his con artist sister, who she was also sexually involved with.

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Bridey, The Family (2016)

Cause of Death: Stabbed

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Mayfair, Blindspot (2016)

Cause of Death: Shot in the back

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Karen Kim, Mistresses (2016)

Cause of Death: Fell off her balcony trying to save her suicidal nanny


Root, Person of Interest (2016)

Cause of Death: Saving a man from a sniper’s bullet

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Poussey Washington, Orange is the New Black (2016)

Cause of death: Strangled by a Correctional Officer following the violent interruption of a peaceful protest of the Captain of the Correctional Officers

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Bea Smith, Wentworth (2016)

Cause of Death: Deliberately stabbed with a screwdriver in order to ensure a terrible person remained in prison. Sacrificed herself and died the tragic hero.

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Molly Ryan, Guilt (2016)

Cause of Death: Girlfriend hired somebody to kill her rather than have to witness her being involved with somebody else.

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Roz Walters, Guilt (2016)

Cause of Death: Attacked by the roommate of her ex-lover after it was revealed that Roz had killed said ex-lover to avoid having to see her loving somebody else.

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Sarah Harvey, Pretty Little Liars (2016)

Cause of Death: Unknown — found dead in a hotel bathtub

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Julia, The Exorcist (2016)

Cause of Death: Car accident, directly after confessing her feelings to her friend, who was driving.

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Helen, Masters of Sex (2016)

Cause of Death: Died in childbirth. Following her death, her parents took the baby she’d been planning to raise with her partner, Betty.
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Gina, Shut Eye (2016)

Cause of Death: Murdered off-screen

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Zoë Vaughn, Scream (2016)

Cause of Death: Drowned


Susan, Van Helsing (2016)

Cause of Death: Strangled

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Monica Gallagher, Shameless (2016)

Cause of death: Massive cerebral hemmorrhage


Eleanor Guthrie, Black Sails (2017)

Cause of death: Stabbed to death by a Spanish solider.


Mia Rochland, Rogue (2017)

Cause of Death: Betrayed by her girlfriend, who shoots her in the back so a cop can kill her.


Bill Potts, Doctor Who (2017)

Cause of Death: Shot by a Cyberman then turned into sentient oil


Joan Ferguson, Wentworth (2017)

Cause of Death: Buried alive (hopefully)


Barbara Kean, Gotham (2017) – RESURRECTED

Cause of Death: Electrocuted, then resurrected


Jukebox, Power (2017)

Cause of Death: Gunshot


Ivy Mayfair-Richards, American Horror Story: Cult (2017)

Cause of Death: Poisoned by her wife


Renée, Slasher (2017)

Cause of Death: Run over by a snowmobile


Talvinder, Slasher (2017)

Cause of Death: Killed by her friends


Susan, Slasher (2017)

Cause of Death: Neck broken & eyes gouged out


Winter Anderson, American Horror Story: Cult (2017)

Cause of Death: Strangled by her brother for doing a thing she didn’t actually do


Bebe Babbitt, American Horror Story: Cult (2017)

Cause of Death: Shot in the back by another woman when she was about to kill the male cult leader that really needs to be killed because he is destroying lives.


Emily “A&W” Blake, Prison Break (2017)

Cause of Death: Neck broken by serial killer / rapist


Nadia Fiero, Counterpart (2018)

Cause of Death: Murdered by government agents who were going after her because her (also gay) counterpart, Baldwin, is a wanted assassin.


Karen Williams, Star (2018)

Cause of Death: Ded in a house fire after a mutual love proclamation with her girlfriend and best friend, Simone Davis. Karen was in the house at Simone’s suggestion. She was running away, and Simone offered her protection in her home.


Mason, The Arrangement (2018)

Cause of Death: On the same day that her annual lover, Deann, declares that she wants to figure out how to build a real, more-than-annual relationship with her, she dies. I’m not sure how yet because I got so upset I had to turn off the television as soon as it was confirmed that she was dead.


Kit, The Handmaid’s Tale (2018)

Cause of Death: Toxic working conditions in the colonies


Nadia, Killing Eve (2018)

Cause of Death: Murdered by her ex in prison


Anna, Killing Eve (2018)

Cause of Death: Shoots herself


Odette Johnson, The Handmaid’s Tale (2018)

Cause of Death: Killed during the war


Maureen Kukudio, Orange is the New Black (2018)

Cause of Death: Died during a prison riot, prior to which she was forced to engage in hand-to-hand combat with another inmate, resulting in severe facial injuries that were infected due to inadequate medical care.


Drago, Wentworth (2018)

Cause of death: Killed in a fight club match after telling her opponent that she had killed her sister


Sarah Tan, Condor (2018)

Cause of Death: Died in the attack on the IEP’s office that killed all her colleagues.


Alisha Granderson, The Last Ship (2018)

Cause of Death: Alisha’s girlfriend turned out to be pulling a long con and soon after Alisha realized the truth, her girlfriend stabbed her in the midst of a struggle.


Bracka, The Purge (2018)

Cause of Death: Shot after entering the home of the wealthy cis straight white man she’d been paid to assassinate.

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Peach Salinger, You (2018)

Cause of Death: Shot by her best friend’s boyfriend who did not appreciate the competition for his attention, because he is a creepy stalker.


Lila Stanton, The Purge (2018)

Cause of Death: Stabbed by her ex-girlfriend because she was about to kill her ex-girlfriend’s husband

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CeCe, Grey’s Anatomy (2019)

Cause of Death: Complications due to kidney failure and congestive heart failure


Rana Habeeb, Coronation Street (2019)

Cause of Death: Roof collapse the day after her wedding


Tara, The Walking Dead (2019)

Cause of Death: Decapitated by The Whisperers

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Mr. Kaplan, The Blacklist (2019)

Cause of Death: Jumped off a bridge


Rose/Sin Rostro, Jane the Virgin (2019)

Cause of Death: Pushed down a building shaft by her on-again/off-again girlfriend Luisa, then impaled by a set piece and set on fire.


Arlene Branch, Claws (2019)

Cause of Death: Throat slashed by a mob boss.


Daddy, Orange is the New Black (2019)

Cause of Death: Drug overdose


Charlotte Wells, Harlots (2019)

Cause of Death: Knocked over a railing and dashed to her death


Sky Garibaldi, Grand Hotel (2019)

Cause of Death: Murdered by a co-worker to protect a secret about the rich family they both worked for.


Jade, Why Women Kill (2019)

Cause of Death: Stabbed by ex-girlfriend Taylor in self defense, shortly after Jade stabbed her ex-boyfriend, who is Taylor’s husband.


Joy Wilkes, Castle Rock (2019)

Cause of Death: Murdered by her sister


Jamilah Olsen, Black Lightning (2020)

Cause of Death: Shot to death while reporting the news.


Bel, Boca a Boca (2020)

Cause of Death: Deadly virus


Carlota Senillosa, Cable Girls (2020)

Cause of Death: Shot by National forces while attempting to distract them to protect soldiers. Assumed killed in a group with all the other Cable Girls at the series finale.


Dani, The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020)

Cause of Death: Claimed fully by the lady in the lake


Swanee Caps, Fargo (2020)

Cause of Death: Shot


Nicole, Power Book III: Raising Kanan (2021)

Cause of Death: Drug overdose

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  1. Alright, two more for 2019:
    Daniel Lyons – Years and Years
    Drowned after falling out of an overcrowded dinghy while trying to smuggle his partner back into the UK

    Edith Lyons – Years and Years
    Fatal radiation poisoning, then had her memory uploaded to water

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