All 235 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.

(Photo by: Patti Perret/USA Network)


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

(Photo by: Patti Perret/USA Network)


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


Celia, Cursed (2020)

Cause of Death: Killed when the Abbey is burned down

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Tina Carter, EastEnders (2020)

Cause of Death: Murdered

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Tatiana, Batwoman (2021)

Cause of Death: Stabbed to death

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Nicole, Power Book III: Raising Kanan (2021)

Cause of Death: Drug overdose

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Maya, American Horror Stories (2021)

Cause of Death: Killed as revenge by the girl she outed online

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Lemon, I Know What You Did Last Summer (2021)

Cause of Death: Hit by a car (her friends are driving the car and they proceed to try to cover up her death while her twin sister assumes her identity)

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Hinata Murai, Invasion (2021)

Cause of Death: Spaceship explosion

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Sissy Cooper, The Umbrella Academy (2022)

Cause of Death: Cancer

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Mari Winters, Wentworth (2022)

Cause of Death: Stabbed with a kitchen knife

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Betsy Mallum, Dopesick (2022)

Cause of Death: Drug Overdose

Richard Sackler and Purdue work the system to prevent their drug from being reigned in, Bridget has a breakthrough in her mission, Betsy has hit rock-bottom while Finnix explores new avenues, and Rick & Randy ready their criminal case. Betsy Mallum (Kaitlyn Dever), and Diane Mallum (Mare Winningham), shown. (Photo by: Gene Page/Hulu)

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Charly Burk, The Orville (2022)

Cause of Death: Sacrificed herself to stop a genocide against Kaylon even though she hated them

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Helene, Killing Eve (2022)

Cause of Death: Throat slit

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Vilanelle, Killing Eve (2022)

Cause of Death: Shot multiple times

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Riley, The Last Of Us (2023)

Cause of Death: Deadly virus that killed most of humanity

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Rashida, Swarm (2023)

Cause of Death: Strangled by her girlfriend, a serial killer

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Judy Hale, Dead to Me (2023)

Cause of Death: Cancer

Judy Hale from "Dead to Me"


Victorine LaFourcade, The Fall of the House of Usher (2023)

Cause of Death: Stabbed herself in the heart

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Alessandra Ruiz, The Fall of the House of Usher (2023)

Cause of Death: Hit in the head by a thrown bookend and then cut open

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Madeline Usher, The Fall of the House of Usher (2023)

Cause of Death: Mummified, reanimated, and then crushed beneath her home


Camille L’Espanaye, The Fall of the House of Usher (2023)

Cause of Death: Face ripped off by a chimpanzee

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Detective Burke, Power Book III: Raising Kanan (2023)

Cause of Death: Shot by the killer who just confessed to her, who then stages the murder as a suicide

Detective Burke stares at Detective Howard in the season three premiere of Raising Kanan. They are both in a car at night.

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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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