15 TV Deaths (Almost) as Sad as Jack Pearson's on 'This Is Us' (PHOTOS)

Meaghan Darwish

It's hard to understand why fictional characters occupy our minds, but one of those characters in particular is surely This Is Us' Jack Pearson (Milo Ventimiglia).

The visceral reaction to this beloved TV dad's demise has been going on long before the reason for his death was revealed. This has been topic of discussion for over a year, culminating in the February 4 episode, "Super Bowl Sunday."

But we should remember that this isn't the first time we've been sent into an emotional tizzy over a TV death. Let's take a look back at some of the saddest, most memorable, and talked about TV deaths in recent years. Grab a tissue (or two) and click through the gallery above to see who made the list!

'This Is Us': 5 Fan Theories About Jack Pearson's Mysterious Death

'This Is Us': 5 Fan Theories About Jack Pearson's Mysterious Death

The NBC drama has kept the circumstances surrounding Jack's death a secret thus far, but fans have their own ideas about how Jack died on 'This Is Us.