Some were killed off. Some left because their portrayers wanted off; others because their networks wanted a change.
But the reasons behind their loss does little to dull our pain. We still miss them. We still grieve for them. We still wish things could have been different.
From biker wives to surgical interns, community college students to misguided witches, here is a look at some of men and women who we still can't believe are gone...
DID WE MISS ANYONE? WHICH RECENTLY-DEPARTED TELEVISION CHARACTER AR YOU MISSING THE MOST THESE DAYS?