[PHOTOS] Grey’s Anatomy: The 20 Saddest Deaths In Medical Drama

The deaths of Derek Shepherd and George O’Malley are some of the most tragic on “Grey’s Anatomy.”

The second half of season 17 of “Grey’s Anatomy” Began with the heroic death of Dr. Andrew DeLuca, played by Giacomo Gianniotti, who was stabbed by a man while chasing a sex trafficker in the sixth chapter of the fourth installment of“ Station 19 ”.

So TVLine shared a list of the saddest and most tragic deaths of Grey’s Anatomy Throughout these 17 seasons. This includes not only main characters like Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) and George O’Malley but also some special guests who caused a great blow to the fans.


The character played by Nora Zehetner died in the tragic shooting at Mercy West, when as she made the mistake of telling her she was a surgeon, later, her body is found by April.

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Nora Zehetner played Reed Adamson in “Grey’s Anatomy” (Photo: ABC)


Olive, Richard’s Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor, had accepted her impending death and was ready to go, but her dear friend wasn’t ready to leave her. Eventually, she slowly passed away with Richard sitting next to her for days.

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Olive’s death was a severe blow to Richard (Photo: ABC)


Kyle Díaz (Wilmer Valderrama), a guitarist diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, stays awake playing guitar after his brain surgery. Then he returns with what appears to be meningitis, but after a series of complications, he dies in the penultimate episode of season 12.

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Wilmer Valderrama played Kyle Díaz in “Grey’s Anatomy” (Photo: ABC)


In season 3, Susan, Thatcher Grey’s second wife, began to complain of hiccups, and what Meredith and Thatcher considered a ruse to get them together ended with the death of the only person who was really interested in being a part of Mer life. .

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Susan was a very important person to Meredith (Photo: ABC)


Miranda tried to protect her mother by sending her to a nursing home, but she caught the coronavirus and passed away in season 17. The most emotional moment is when Bailey says goodbye to Elena singing “My Girl” to her.

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Miranda Bailey sang for her mother as she said goodbye (Photo: ABC)


During a bomb threat, Dylan Young, a prominent member of the Seattle Police Department’s Bomb Squad, was killed when an explosive exploded in his arms after successfully freeing him from a body.

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Dylan Young died due to a bomb explosion (Photo: ABC)


Craig Thomas (William Daniels), Cristina’s former mentor, suffered a heart attack while undergoing surgery during the ninth season of the ABC series, which greatly affected Dr. Yang.

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Craig was Cristina’s mentor (Photo: Grey’s Anatomy / ABC)


Maggie’s adoptive mother died in season 13 of “Grey’s Anatomy“And his last advice to his daughter was:” Find a decent man who loves you a little more than you love him. “

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Maggie’s adoptive mother died on season 13 of “Grey’s Anatomy” (Photo: ABC)


Richard’s first wife in the ninth installment of the medical drama, and even though it was off-screen viewers felt Webber’s pain as he imagined himself and his wife dancing to “My Funny Valentine” as he watched Bailey and Ben in their wedding.

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Loretta Devine played Adele Webber on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ (Photo: ABC)


Before dying in season 15 of ” Grey’s Anatomy “, Meredith’s father made peace with the daughter who donated part of her liver and allowed her to live a few more years. “I just wish you and I could have shared it,” Thatcher Gray said.

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Jeff Perry played Thatcher Gray on “Grey’s Anatomy” (Photo: ABC)


In the third season, Meredith ran into her mother in a kind of dimension between life and the afterlife. Ellis told her daughter, “You are anything but ordinary,” and sent her back to the other side.

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Kate Burton played Ellis Gray on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ (Photo: ABC)


Owen and Teddy tried to save their partner’s life with the help of Reza Khan, a new intern with vascular surgery experience in Pakistan, and Richard’s supervision. But they didn’t make it, and after visiting Meredith’s idyllic beach, Andrew ran to his mother and eventually, Khan pronounced him dead.

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Andrew DeLuca died at the premiere of the second half of season 17 of “Grey’s Anatomy” (Photo: ABC)

8. DOC

In the second installment of the fiction of ABC, Mer and Derek made the heartbreaking decision to euthanize their sick dog, but instead of Finn discarding it as trash, they took it upon themselves to bury Doc near the trailer.

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Mer and Derek euthanized Doc on “Grey’s Anatomy” (Photo: ABC


Due to osteogenesis imperfecta, the bones of Jackson and April’s son began to break in the womb during season 11 of the series created by Shonda Rhimes, so labor was induced at 24 weeks and the baby died shortly thereafter.

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A part of April and Jackson died with their son (Photo: ABC)


Henry Burton, the heart patient Dr. Teddy Altman married, had some complications on the eighth season of ” Grey’s Anatomy ” and died. His wife, who was immersed in another intervention, was not informed of the tragedy until much later.

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Henry married Dr. Teddy Altman (Photo: ABC)


This is one of the most tragic love stories in the ABC series. Denny, a patient waiting for a heart transplant, fell in love with Izzie Stevens and managed to win her over. Even though she did everything to save him, she even stole a heart from another patient who was above Denny on the transplant list, he died suddenly and tragically.

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This was one of the saddest moments of “Grey’s Anatomy” (Photo: ABC) (Getty Images)


Lexie was on the plane that crashed when she, Meredith, Cristina, Mark, Arizona Robbins and Derek Shepherd were traveling to another hospital for surgery to separate conjoined twins. Lexie was crushed by a piece of the plane, seriously injuring her pelvis, legs, and left arm. Mark stayed by her side until she died, telling her that he loved her.

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Lexie was one of the victims of the plane crash (Photo: ABC)


After the plane crash, Mark seemed fine, but after the love of his life Lexie Gray died, the plastic surgeon was left in a coma. At the beginning of the ninth season, his teammates tried to revive him, but in the end, they respected his wish to disconnect him after a month.

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Mark Sloan died as a result of the plane crash, it seemed that he would be saved, however, the injuries played against him (Photo: ABC)


George died from his serious injuries from jumping in front of a bus to save a woman. Such was the damage O’Malley suffered that no one managed to recognize him, and he was long labeled John Doe. At the end of the fifth season, George passed away.

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George was completely disfigured after the accident (Photo: ABC)


Without a doubt, the most painful death for fans of “Grey’s Anatomy” Is that of Derek Shepherd, not only because of the character played by Patrick Dempsey but also because of what it means in life in Meredith and what she suffered after the death of her husband and love of her life.

In season 11, Derek’s car was hit by a truck and at Dillard Medical Center he was not given proper treatment.

Amelia Warner writes all the Latest Articles. She mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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