Depending on how emotionally invested you are in a TV show and its particular characters, a character's death can leave a huge impact. There are deaths that you know are coming and that you're completely prepared for. Then there are other deaths that come out of nowhere.
Shocking deaths can change the course of a TV series and provide from some equally awesome and sad moments. Whether it's a comedy or a drama, a death that comes out of nowhere provides for a moment that can sometimes define a series. Other times, a death is used simply for shock factor or to provide abrupt closure for a character.
While there are countless shocking deaths in the world of scripted television, here are 10 that have truly left a mark. Spoiler warning if you haven't seen a particular show on the list.